India’s tour of Bangladesh started on a positive note as team India scored a comfortable win over the hosts in the first T20 international.
The 2nd T20 international of the three-match series is scheduled to take place Tuesday at the Shere-e-Bangla stadium. The visitors will be eyeing to clinch the series but the hosts will be motivated to give a tough competition.
Bangladesh turned out to be a weaker team in the first T20 international with some major loopholes in the team. Team management will be taking some necessary actions before the start of the 2nd fixture.
Team India will be comfortable and confident with their win in the first T20. Now they would like to wipe out the hosts by winning the 2nd T20 as well. The top bookmakers have released odds for this T20I on their platforms.
Getting the opportunity to bat first, Bangladesh's opening lineup turned out to be unstable, and lost their wickets at a very early stage. Shathi Rani Bormon, Shamima Sultana, and Sobhana Mostary failed to give the team a solid start. The major disappointment was the skipper Nigar Sultana losing her wicket because of a runout.
Sorna Akter played a destructive inning as she scored 28 runs off 28 balls. The bowling department witnessed a positive start but soon their attack was derailed and lost control of the game.
The team management will be expected to register their maiden win with the same combination of players.
Predicted Lineup: Nigar Sultana (c & wk), Salma Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Nahida Akter, Ritu Moni, Shorna Akter, Marufa Akter, Sobhana Mostary, Shathi Rani, Sultana Khatun, Rabeya Khan
After winning the toss, team India elected to bowl first. Pooja Vastrakar (1-16 off 4 overs) and Deepti Sharma (0-14 off 4 overs) controlled the match from the beginning by not allowing the opposition to score. Shafali Verma and Minnu Mani also contributed with one wicket each.
On the batting front, team India lost Shefali Verma at an early stage as she was unable to score any runs. The highlight of the day was skipper Harmanpreet’s inning who scored 54 off 35 balls at a strike rate of 154.29.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur might give Uma Chetry her first match as Team India are in a comfortable situation.
Predicted Lineup: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Bareddy Anusha, Minnu Mani
Bangladesh are finding it difficult to play against the experienced and well-planned bowling attack. With Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur in form, India’s batting also looks solid and they have a winning momentum. We predict a win for Team India in the 2nd T20.