India takes on Bangladesh in their second match of the tournament in Colombo. After a weak show by their bowlers on Tuesday against Sri Lanka which saw them lose by 5 wickets, the young Indian team will be looking to step up their game against Bangladesh and register their first points of the cup. Bangladesh who has lost all of their five previous T20 internationals against India will be looking to put in a much-improved performance this time around in their first match of the series.
After having failed to impress in their first match, the Indian top order will be looking to put in a much better performance this time around. After managing to score just one run between them, captain Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina will be looking to get some runs under their belt and help set a good platform for the middle order. What is of more worry though is the bowling line-up which is missing Bumrah, Kumar, and Pandya. Their absence was clearly visible in the first match as India lacked a leader in their unit. Being torn apart by Perera, there was no one who stepped up to make the difference as the entire unit was torn up by the Lankans. Led by Rohit Sharma, the bowlers will be looking to improve their performance and come back stronger against Bangladesh. With Yuzvendra Chahal being picked up for runs in the first T20I, Axar Patel might get a chance to play and KL Rahul could also return to the side to boost up the middle order.
Captain Rohit Sharma backed the young guns to deliver against Bangladesh.”Our bowlers tried everything they could, but sometimes it doesn’t come off the way you want it to. I felt we have enough experience in our bowling line-ups. Yes, they are new on the scene, but they’ve put in performances. “
Bangladesh on the other side goes into the match with problems of their own. Having last month lost 2-0 their T20 series against Bangladesh, they also miss their veteran captain Shakib-Al-Hasan.