Nidahas Trophy 2018-India’s Probable XI Against Bangladesh In 2nd T20I

India is heading to encounter Bangladesh today for the second T20I in the Nidahas tournament. India faced a startling defeat in the curtain-raiser match. The Sri Lankans who did poor performance against India six months ago surprised the audience with their astonishing performance in all the departments in the first match. The Bangladeshi player Shakib Al Hasan left to Sri Lanka to support the morale of his team. Here are the probable eleven Indian players for the second T20I against Bangladesh.india-vs-bangladesh_7591Bowlers

Coming to the bowling department, pacers Shardul Thakur and Jayadev Unadkat would be included in the final team. There was a chance of replacing Shardul Thakur with Mohammed Siraj as Shardul was expensive with 27 runs in a single over in the first T20I.

Though Jayadev Unadkat was in poor form and gave a flow of runs in the final overs, his experience would help him out to secure his place in the team.

Yuzwendra Chahal was one of the reasons for the team’s victory in the recent past in the limited over games. Though his 2-37 in the opening match is not a great performance, he did his best to restrict the score of the opponents. As his partner Kuldeep Yadav is rested for this series, Axar Patel may accompany him with the ball if the team wants to substitute the all-rounder Washington Sundar or Vijay Shankar. Chahal can’t be replaced as he is the main weapon of the team.

All-rounders and Wicket –Keeper

This is a great opportunity for the all-rounder Washington Sundar to cement his position in the team. He did very well in the first game by 2 wickets off 28 runs. Tamil Nadu cricketer Shankar also did a decent show and gave only 15 runs in his spell. Both of these players did not get a chance to face a few deliveries in the opening game.

Veteran wicket-keeper did a good performance behind the stumps and missed a few chances to dismiss the opponents. In the series against South Africa and in the opening game of the tournament, he did not get a chance to show off with the bat for a long time.

Middle order

In the middle order, the specialist Suresh Raina did not do great in the first game and departed with a single run. His experience makes him a place in the team for the second game and he made 43 runs in the series against South Africa.

Though Manish Pandey scored 38 runs off 35 balls in the first match, he is inconsistent throughout the game. He may make way for KL Rahul but Manish Pandey is the best choice for the second game.

In the absence of MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant has got an opportunity to do his best in the game. Though he played well in the domestic series, this is a good chance for him to strengthen his place in the international game.


Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will probably open for the side. The skipper Rohit Sharma fell prey to criticism due to poor performance since the series against South Africa. He is expected to retain his form and prove his potential to bounce back. This captain is capable of handling the bowling attack single-handedly if he is in a good form.

Shikhar Dhawan is the vice-captain of the team for this series. He played well in the first game and scored 90 runs, the highest score for the side. He made 90 runs in 49 deliveries.