India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in their World Cup fixture at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Tuesday.
India were 162 for zero after 25 overs with vice-captain Rohit Sharma batting at 92 and KL Rahul batting at 66.
India have made two changes in their Playing XI which featured against England. They have included Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dinesh Karthik in places of Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav, respectively.
Bangladesh have also made two changes in their line-up. They have included Rubel Hossain and Sabbir Rahman in places of Mehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah.
“We are gonna bat first. It’s a used pitch. In the last game, it was getting slower and slower in the second half of the innings. We think it’s going to keep on deteriorating as the match progresses. Couple of changes looking at the short boundary. One of the wrist spinners Kuldeep (Yadav) is not playing. Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into the team. Kedar Jadhav misses out and Dinesh Karthik replaces him. I don’t need to sit down and assess how to convert those (fifties into hundreds), I have done that a lot of times in the past. I’m really enjoying the way I’m batting at the moment. It’s just about contributing to the team.”
“We wanted to bat first. But against them, it’s not a bad idea to bowl first because they love to chase as well. We’d love to win this do-or-die match. We have to play at our best in every arena. Miraz (Mehidy Hasan) is not playing; Rubel Hossain is playing, an extra seamer. Unfortunately, Mahmudullah isn’t playing; Sabbir Rahman is coming in,” said Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.
Here are the Playing XIs of both the teams:
India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman