Dominant India takes on Bangladesh in the decider!
India will win the match and series 2-1.
India came back strongly in the second match to win the match by 8 wickets to level the series 1-1. The Indian team will be much more relieved after this victory and they will look to clinch the series in the decider match. Indian team still has a lot of questions hanging over their bowling and batting depth and Rohit will hope his players will perform well in this match.
Bangladesh team will be dejected with the manner of the loss after their historic win over the Indian team in the first match. Bangladesh has a rare opportunity to win a series against India in Indian conditions which they have never done before. Both teams will give a tough fight to clinch the T20I series before going ahead to the test format.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front to take India to victory with his blistering 85 runs off 43 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (31 runs) played second fiddle to Rohit and shared a 100+ run partnership for the opening wicket. Shreyas Iyer played some superb strokes in his small cameo along with KL Rahul to complete the chase with 26 balls remaining. Indian bowlers came back strongly after going for a lot of runs in the powerplay. Yuzvendra Chahal (2/28) and Washington Sundar (1/25) were the pick of the bowlers and spun a web around the Bangladeshi batsmen in the middle overs.
Deepak Chahar and Shivan Dube produced good economical spells to not give away any easy runs. Khaleel Ahmed was taken for a lot of runs in this match leaking 44 runs in his 4 overs. He gave away 9 boundaries in his 4 overs and was unable to cause any trouble to the batsmen. Shardul Thakur or Rahul Chahar may get an opportunity in the playing XI in this match.
Shreyas Iyer - Iyer has playing attacking knocks in both the matches scoring runs at a strike rate of 170. He will be a vital player in the middle order for the Indian team with his aggressive approach in this match and future games too.
Washington Sundar - Sundar has impressed everyone with his ability to bowl at any situation such as powerplay, middle overs & death overs. His ability to tie up runs from his end will create pressure on the batting unit. He can also tonk a few quick runs at the death when the team needs.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya/Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Yuzi Chahal
YS Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Khaleel Ahmed, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma
Bangladesh must forget this game as a one-off day and take the positives moving ahead into the next game. Openers Mohammed Naim (36 runs) and Liton Das (29 runs) started the match scoring 50+ runs without any wicket loss in the powerplay. But both failed to kick on after getting the start. Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah played well to score identical 30 runs to take their team to a below-par score of 153 runs. They were looking set for a big score after a good start.
Bangladesh bowlers were unable to stop a rampant Rohit Sharma who smashed them to all parts of the ground right from the start. Leg spinner Aminul Islam was impressive in this match too and took the wickets of both the Indian openers. But, it was too late as they almost sealed the chase with a 100+ partnership. Abu Hider may replace Shafiul Islam in this match.
Mohammed Naim - Naim was impressive in both matches scoring 28 & 36 runs respectively. He was severe on Khaleel especially in the powerplay scoring flurry of boundaries. He must look to play a big knock in this match to help his team post a big total on board.
Aminul Islam - Aminul Islam looks like the answer to Bangladeshi’s wrist spin option and he has taken 4 wickets in this series so far and is leading wicket-taker. Add to that, he has given away runs at an economy of just over 6 RPO.
Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Abu Hider, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain
Nagpur looks bright and sunny on the match day with no chances of rain. We can expect full match with no interruptions.
Nagpur is one of the pitches in India which has a good balance between the bat and ball. Spinners may get more purchase than the pacers in this pitch. The average scoring batting first in this pitch is 150 runs.
Both teams will look to chase in this match. Both teams chose to chase and won their respective matches in this series so far.
Bangladesh team will need to at their best to beat the Indian team at their home. They will take confidence from their victory in the first T20I match. Indian team looks formidable when their top order starts to perform well especially. They also have a good young bowling attack with a lot of experience in T20s. We predict India to win this match and series.
India will win the match and series 2-1.