Nidahas Trophy T20: India up against confident Bangladesh, eyes final berth

Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka, which India won in sensational fashion off the very last ball, was a massive success. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Sri Lanka Mar 14, 2018, 09.35 AM (IST)

India will face Bangladesh in the 5th match of T20I Tri-Series at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 2018 Wednesday, March 14.

The match will start at 7:00 pm IST.

India, with the win, will land straightaway in the finals of the tournament.

Men in blue are currently leading the tournament with four points, as they won two out of three matches till now.

Though, India had lost the first match against Sri Lanka but fought their way out in the second match when the young guns of the team came out as champions.

Rohit Sharma, who is leading the team in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, has not performed at-par.

A big shout out to the bowlers, especially Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar, both of them have outbowled the opponents with their variety of seam and pace.

The newcomers are playing with passion, dedication and are stepping up for the team as the pillars in odd situations.

In a recent interview newcomer Shardul said, "When other senior bowlers are missing from the team, it's me who (has) to step up."

On the other hand, Bangladesh has shrugged its rust off in this series when they stunned Sri Lanka and marked a record run chase of 215.

Mushfiqur Rahim slammed an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls that inspired Bangladesh to such a massive victory.

Squad:

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(w), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Rishabh Pant

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed, Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan, Ariful Haque, Abu Hider Rony