Bangladesh beat India in the first ODI as Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan played pivotal roles for the hosts as they took a 1-0 lead. India will definitely be hurt after such a loss. Which Indian players do you think will play a big role in the second ODI? Take a look at our Fantasy Handbook to find out the players from both the teams who might chip in with useful contributions and pick them in your fantasy XI teams..
It’s easy to view the opening game as an upset. India are ranked fourth and Bangladesh seventh after all, and the visitors have a history of superlative performances in the format; they, in fact, have won 30 of the 37 ODIs between the sides. But look closer and you will see why Bangladesh winning the first ODI wasn’t as unprecedented as it seems.
For India, a defeat in the second ODI could mean back-to-back series losses in Bangladesh, the last one coming back in 2015. The first thing they would want to get right is their game plan against left-arm spin. It wasn’t the first time that Shakib Al Hasan left India bamboozled by the arm-ball. Runs against him were hard to come by even on their last tour, but Mustafizur Rahman stole the thunder then with the sheer number of wickets on that occasion. This time, Shakib is all over the charts and will pose questions for India once again.
Bangladesh: The hosts are likely to stick with the winning combination.
Probable XI: Litton Das (c), Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed/Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen