Nidahas Trophy Final: India wins toss; Bangladesh to bat
Colombo: After winning a very controversial virtual semifinal against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh is all set to lock horns with India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy at the R Premadasa stadium here on Sunday.
Winning the toss, India invited Bangladesh to bat first with skipper Rohit Sharma saying that despite his belief of putting runs son the board, it was important to go with the trend throughout the series where teams have won batting second more often.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, however, clarified that he did not mid batting first as it was a great track to bat on.
Examining the pitch, former Australian cricketer Brett Lee said that 180-190 will be a par score on this track.
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While Bangladesh has retained the same side from the previous match, India has recalled Jaydev Unadkat in place of Mohammed Siraj. It is worth mentioning that India has defeated Bangladesh twice in the tournament.
Here are the two squads:
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Nazmul Islam.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat and Yuzvendra Chahal.