Upbeat India to take on B'desh in Nidahas Trophy final

ANI | Updated: Mar 18, 2018 13:28 IST

Colombo [Sri Lanka], March 18 (ANI): India will take on Bangladesh in the summit clash of the Nidahas Trophy tri-nation T20 series at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday.

After losing to Sri Lanka in the opener, India are favourites to lift the title as they have registered three consecutive wins, including two against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, reached the final with a thrilling win over the hosts.

While Bangladesh have relied on their senior batsmen to make it to the finals, India have banked on youth in the absence of their key players.

Indian stand-in captain Rohit Sharma has hit form with bat while Washington Sundar has been doing damages with ball.

For the Men in Green, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah have shepherded successful chases against Sri Lanka.

The culminating match of the series will be the eighth T20 face off between the two teams. The Men in Blue have emerged victorious in all the previous seven occasions. Also, India have won nine of their 11 games at the R Premadasa Stadium.

The squads of the two teams are as follows:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda and Mohammed Siraj

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Nazmul Islam, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Ariful Haque, Nurul Hasan, Abu Hider Rony and Abu Jayed. (ANI)