India bat first against Bangladesh in T20 WC clash

Antigua, June 22 (UNI) In a crucial Super-8 match-up in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, India won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Saturday.

The decision comes as India aims to extend their unbeaten streak in the competition.

India, led by Rohit Sharma, have maintained an undefeated record, winning all their matches except one which was abandoned due to weather conditions. They enter today’s encounter with confidence, backed by strong performances from key players such as Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, after suffering a setback against Australia in their previous match at the same venue, are determined to bounce back. Led by Najmul Hossain Shanto, they have made one change to their lineup, with Taskin Ahmed sitting out.

The match is set against a backdrop of favorable conditions, with both teams eyeing a victory that could bolster their chances for a spot in the semi-finals. Bangladesh’s bowling attack, spearheaded by the young duo Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Rishad Hossain, will be crucial in containing India’s formidable batting lineup.

Rohit Sharma expressed optimism about batting first on what he described as a good wicket, emphasizing the need to adapt quickly to the conditions. India has retained the same playing XI that has served them well so far in the tournament.

The stage is set for an exciting clash as both teams look to assert their dominance in the competition. Fans are eagerly anticipating a thrilling contest as the action unfolds here in Antigua.


India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das(w), Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali, Rishad Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman.

Rohit: We wanted to bat and that’s what we got. Looks like a good wicket and depends on how much the sun is beating down and making the pitch slow. Important to assess the conditions quickly. We are playing the same team.

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