India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I 2019: Rohit Sharma vs Mustafizur Rahman & Other Mini Battles to Watch Out for in Nagpur
Rohit Sharma vs Mustafizur Rahman (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

After the first two clashes, the India vs Bangladesh T20I series is perfectly poised at 1-1 and the series decider will be played at Nagpur on November 10. A lot will be in stakes when these two teams will lock horns in the third T20I as the visitors has a chance to script history while the Men in Blue will not want to face a series-defeat in their own den. India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, who looked at his prime in the 2nd T20I, will be the biggest threat for the Bangla Tigers. While the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahumdullah have shown good form for Bangladesh and will fancy their chances to cause an upset. The first two clashes of the series witnessed some tight contest between the bat and the ball, and below we’ll be focusing on some more small battles which can be seen in the upcoming clash. India Vs Bangladesh, Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match.

In the series-opener, the Mahumdullah Riyad-led side shocked one and all and clinched a cliff-hanger by seven wickets. However, the hosts put up a much-improved show in the second clash at Rajkot and bagged an eight-wicket win. With a stellar performance in Rajkot, the Men in Blue seem to have the momentum and they will want to capitalize on that in the third clash. The Nagpur pitch has traditionally favoured the batsman. So, the fans can certainly witness a run-feast. The high-voltage match can also see some fierce mini-battles between the batsman and the bowlers. Let’s look at some of those. India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I 2019, Match Preview: Men in Blue Aim to Quash Visitor’s Hope of Series Victory in Nagpur.

Rohit Sharma vs Mustafizur Rehman

The Indian skipper wreaked havoc in the second tie at Rajkot and scored a blistering knock of 85 off just 43 deliveries. Rohit is just two sixes short of becoming the third batsman to complete 400 sixes in International cricket, and he well can achieve the feat in the first over itself. Bangladesh’s pacer Mustafizur Rehman will have the onus to restrict the batsman and will eye to dismiss the veteran as soon as possible.

Mushfiqur Rahim vs Yuzuvendra Chahal

Just like his captain, Chahal is also on the verge of achieving a prestigious milestone. The leg-spinner needs just one wicket to become the third Indian to scalp 50 T20I wickets. The 29-year old has been phenomenal in the series as he just didn’t contain the batsman but also took wickets regularly. However, Mushfiqur Rahim, who led his team to victory in the first match, will back himself to tackle the spinner and get a big score. However, Chahal dismissed the wicket-keeper in the second clash and let’s see who’ll have the last laugh.

Mahmudullah vs Deepak Chahar

In the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah has led the side very well and also led Bangladesh to a maiden T20I win over India. The 33-year old has displayed some terrific hitting and gave a tough time to Indian bowlers in the death overs. However, Deepak Chahar has the ability to deliver toe-crushing yorkers with the old ball and will eye to dismiss the right-handed batsman to a cheap score in Nagpur.

Many regular Indian players like Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are not participating in the ongoing series which gave a great to the youngsters to put up a good show and make their case stronger for the spot in the national side. The ICC T20 World Cup is also less than a year away which means time is running out for the teams to identify their best playing XI and identify their best squad with the showpiece tournament.