India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I in Rajkot

Ross Houston
November 8, 2019

Indian right-handed batsman and stand-in skipper at the moment, Rohit Sharma said that T20 format is always the best one to try some new players for team at worldwide level. The key players are not involved (in this series) so we are trying the younger players who are sitting on the fringe.

India takes on Bangladesh in the second T20I match in Rajkot.

With that defeat, Rohit Sharma and co are under big pressure to make a strong a come back in the second T20I at Rajkot.

"This is the format where we are trying a lot of players".

Sharma has been one of India's brightest stars in limited-overs cricket, but also proved his mettle in the Test format after making a successful debut as opener in during his team's 3-0 sweep of South Africa.

During toss, Rohit Sharma said: "Rajkot has always been a good pitch".

Sharma - only the second player after Shoaib Malik (111) of Pakistan to play 100 T20 internationals - launched into the Bangladesh bowling attack on his way to a 23-ball fifty, adding 118 for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan, whose 31 off 27 deliveries looked laboured by comparison.

He, however, said that the priority was to win matches.

Bangladesh lost two more wickets, including skipper Mahmudullah Riyad for 30, in the last five overs that resulted in 41 runs. "If we compare the wicket to Delhi, I don't know what the wicket will be like but the average score here is 170-180". From the start we have talked about our approach. If there is something then change may come to the winning combination. "Momentum went their way", said Mahmudullah.

"What I said earlier, since we won the first match, it will give us an extra confidence for all of us. Since the moment we arrived in India it was like this and we did cope up with the weather and performed on match day", he added.

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