Bangladesh skipper Litton Das won the coin toss and opted to bat first against India in the second leg of the three-match ODI series here at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday. There were a few changes for India in the must-win tie. “We have two changes. Axar Patel is back and he replaces Shahbaz Ahmed. Kuldeep Sen is not available for selection, so we have Umran Malik in his place. Back to the drawing board and understand how to play on these circumstances, just the basic talk about what to do with the bat and how to deal with certain bowlers. Had a good training session yesterday, and hopefully we can come out and replicate those lessons,” said India captain Rohit Sharma at the toss.
Later, BCCI gave a detailed reason for missing Kuldeep. “Kuldeep Sen complained of back stiffness after the first ODI on Sunday. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and advised him to rest. He was not available for selection for the 2nd ODI,” the BCCI said in a tweet.
A look at our Playing XI for the 2nd ODI.
Kuldeep Sen complained of back stiffness after the first ODI on Sunday. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and advised him to rest. He was not available for selection for the 2nd ODI.#BANVIND pic.twitter.com/XhQxlQ6aMZ
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 7, 2022
India suffered a one-wicket defeat to Bangladesh at Mirpur with Mehidy Hasan Miraz seeing the home side cross the line. After the demoralizing setback, India’s illustrious top order will be keen to shift the story and give a better picture of themselves in the second ODI. Rohit Sharma-led India now faces a win-win situation after losing the opening ODI.
Indian spinners failed to take the last wicket as Bangladesh needed more than 50 runs, but there is no doubt that a star-studded batting line-up needs to take on more responsibility.
During the coin toss, Bangladesh skipper Litton Das said, “We would like to bat first. Looks good, the last match we saw was hard to bat in the second innings. We have one substitution. Nasum plays and Hasan Mahmud plays No. The boys are pumped up for this game.’
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das(c), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik.
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