After a humiliating seven-wicket defeat in the T20I opener against Bangladeshi Tigers, Rohit Sharma and team pulled up their socks to bounce back in the second encounter at any cost. Whatever it takes to win, Indian cricketers will give it all to smash the Bangladeshi pacers in the upcoming battle at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on November 7th. There is no doubt in saying that the second T20I match between both the teams will be a do-or-die match for hosts.
The top three batsmen of the Indian cricket team Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and KL Rahul are all set to score big in the forthcoming battle at the home soil. While on the other hand, Bangladeshi tigers are also prepared with the blistering knocks of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah against destructive Indian pacers. The powerful visitors are looking forward to extend their lead to 2-0 in the ongoing three-match T20I series at Indian soil.
It will be interesting to see whether the men in blue will be able to level up the series with a 1-1 scoreline in the upcoming T20I encounter in Rajkot or the tigers will extend their lead with a blockbuster performance.
India vs Bangladesh, T20I schedule
- India vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I: November 7th, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot (7:00 pm IST, 01:30 pm GMT)
- India vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I: November 10th: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur (7:00 pm IST, 01:30 pm GMT)
Both India and Bangladesh have played nine encounters against each other in the T20I cricket format so far. Out of these 9 battles, India has won eight successful matches so far while on the other hand, Bangladeshi Tigers came out with a single victory.
The weather gods does not seem to look happier for the second T20I encounter between hosting team India and strong opponents Bangladesh in Rajkot as rain could play a spoilsport in the game. The weather is expected to be cloudy throughout the day. As a result, there are predictions that the fans may not be able to watch a complete 40-over game on Thursday at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
The worth-watching second T20I encounter between India and Bangladesh is scheduled to be broadcasted live on Star Sports networks. The live coverage of all the T20I matches will be available on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD. Not only this, the online live streaming of the game will be available on the Hotstar app.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dubey, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, and Yuzvendra Chahal
Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket-keeper), Mahmudullah (Captain), Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Aminul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam, Shaiful Islam, and Mustafizur Rahman
India: Manish Pandey, Rohit Sharma (Skipper), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, K.L Rahul, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, and Yuzvendra Chahal
Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Naim, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Aminul Islam, Mahmudullah (Skipper), Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket-Keeper), Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, and Taijul Islam