India vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I Toss Report & Playing XI Update: Shivam Dube Makes IND Debut; BAN Opt to Bowl
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Amidst the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi swooping low and the city being shrouded in pollution-clad thick smog, India will play Bangladesh in the first game of a three-match T20I series. The match at the Arun Jaitely Stadium will also be historic in terms that it will the 1000th Twenty20 match in cricket history, which is an incredible achievement for a format that started as an experiment. India have failed to win their last two T20I series at home – they were beaten 2-1 by Australia and drew 1-1 against South Africa – and have not won any Twenty20 series at home since November 2018, when they clean-swept West Indies 3-0. But against Bangladesh, India have a clean slate and hold an 8-0 advantage in all T20I meetings. Meanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah has won the toss and opted to bowl first. India Vs Bangladesh, Cricket Score 1st T20I Match.

Shivam Dube is making his international debut for India, while Rishabh Pant kept his place in the team. Bangladesh, who are in India without a host of their senior and experienced players, handed debut to Sheikh Naim. India vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score of 1st T20I Match.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Krunal Pandya, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain.

This will also be the first time India and Bangladesh will be facing each other in a full-fledged Twenty20 series. This will also be the second time Bangladesh will be facing India in a T20I match on Indian soil. The last time both teams faced each other in a T20I match in India, it was a thriller with India beating Bangladesh by 1 run following an upheaval of emotions, turnaround and a little brain-fade from Bangladesh.