India and Bangladesh are set to tackle each other in the 2nd T20I in Rajkot. India vs Bangladesh, 2 T20I is scheduled to be played on Thursday, November 7. Bangladesh, after winning the first game by 7 wickets, eye to win the three-match T20I series while India is aiming a comeback. Rohit Sharma, who is leading the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, needs to prove to his captainship skills with the series. As the nail-biting clash between the Asian rivals is set to take place, here we will look at some important questions for Team India for which they look out for answers to in the match. India Vs Bangladesh, Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match.
Bangladesh scripted history in the first match by defeating India in first-ever T20I match between both the nations. After an 8-0 losing streak in T20Is, Bangladesh crushed India by 7 wickets on latter’s soil with an outstanding batting show by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. India failed in bowling as well as batting and Bangladesh outshined them in both the departments. After the loss in the first T20I, India may lookout for some changes in the playing 11. Below are the four questions which Team India needs to look upon. Rohit Sharma Set to Become First Indian to Play 100 T20Is, To Achieve the Feat in 2nd India vs Bangladesh T20I.
A Change in Middle-Order?
There are no doubts that India’s middle-order miserably failed in IND vs BAN 1st T20I. Lokesh Rahul and Shreyas Iyer were not up to the mark to help India to build a good score batting first. India’s T20I squad against Bangladesh consists of other good middle-order batsmen like Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson. It will be interesting to see if Team India arrives with different players in the mid batting line-up.
Shardul Thakur Instead of Khaleel Ahmed?
Khaleel Ahmed was the leading pacer in the 1st T20I match, however, he totally failed to give his best. Ahmed gave 37 runs in his four overs and got one wicket. He was hit for four consecutive boundaries in the penultimate over, in which Bangladesh took the match totally out of India’s hands. Ahmed cannot be a much dependable bowler after his stint in the first match, so it will interesting to see if skipper Rohit Sharma gives Shardul Thakur a chance in the 2nd T20I. India vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I 2019, Key Players: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Other Cricketers to Watch Out for in Rajkot.
Shivam Dube in or out?
Shivam Dube made his international debut for India in the 1st T20I against Bangladesh. However, the left-handed batsman could not bag limelight in his first match. He was dismissed through a loose shot he played on Afif Hossain’s delivery, who caught and bowled him for just 1 run. If Dube is dropped, Team India can strengthen their middle-order by adding one more batsman in the slot.
Krunal Pandya or Rahul Chahar?
Krunal Pandya remained wicket-less in the four overs he bowled in the 1st T20I. He gave away 32 runs and dropped a crucial catch of Mushfiqur Rahim which could have turned the result of the match. Since he was not brilliant with the ball, Rahul Chahar can be substituted in the playing 11 on his behalf. Chahar showed great performance during India’s tour of West Indies 2019.
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Well, these are some pertinent questions regarding Team India’s playing 11 in the 2nd T20I. However, skipper Rohit Sharma may also arrive with the same set of players in the game. In such a scenario, all the players need to perform better this time to get a victory.