Bangladesh want to create own brand in T20s, says skipper Mahmudullah

"We have to put up a good total that's the main thing" Taskin Ahmed said

Although Nazmul Islam was underbowled in that game, the skipper believed that his spinners too are capable of stemming the flow of runs as India's.

Rohit Sharma-led India will look to inch closer to the Nidahas Trophy tri-series final when they take on Sri Lanka in the fourth match of the tournament here on Monday.

Bangladesh find themselves in a precarious position as they prepare to face India in the fifth T20I of the Nidahas Trophy Tri-series on Wednesday.

For India, captain Rohit Sharma's form will be a concern. The batting has been efficient, with Manish Pandey showing his repertoire and Shikhar Dhawan's stellar white-ball form continuing. With back-to-back victories in the last two games, India have a healthy net run-rate of +0.21.

The hosts have got off to a start that they wanted.

With Dinesh Karthik playing an unbeaten 39 runs off 25 balls, his position in the team remains fixed.

QB Keenum agrees to deal with Broncos
The Vikings have offered the free agent quarterback a three-year, $86 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . He replaces Case Keenum , who reportedly agreed to a deal with the Broncos on Monday, as the starter in Minnesota.

Like India, Bangladesh are also not at full-strength with Shakib Al Hasan's absence leaving big shoes to fill. The batting did well initially, but the middle-order failed. If Bangladesh's bowlers can emulate their batsmen, there is no reason why they can't upset India, with the T20 format having shown numerous times that pre-match favourites are fleeting.

Thakur returned with impressive figures of 4/27, while young off-spinner Washinton Sundar (2/21) scalped two wickets as India made a strong fightback after leaking runs in the first 10 overs. The young Mumbai pacer who is now carrying India's fast bowling mantle along with Jaydev Unadkat and Vijay Shankar is aware of his role in the side and is ready to lead from the front in the absence of the senior bowlers. Batsmen have found him very hard to score off, and the pressure he has built has created a knock-on effect through which India have gained immensely.

Though the five-wicket win over Sri Lanka was magnificent, there are still concerns over Bangladesh's fast bowling department after the likes of Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman remained expensive but the captain backed his charges.

Sri Lanka picked Suranga Lakmal in place of captain Dinesh Chandimal, who has been suspended for two games due to an over-rate offense.

"Those guys have been playing well".

"We needed that win and the desire really drove everyone starting from the players, the support staff and team management", he said. "If the bowling department can step up a little more, we will be able to do even better", he added.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.