Ind vs Ban 1st T20I highlights: Bangladesh stun India as Rahim shines

India vs Bangladesh 1st T20I
Bangladesh cricket team stunned India cricket team with a 7-wicket win in the first T20I at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday. 

Bangladesh now lead the three-match T20I series 1-0.

 
Going into the contest in absence of Shakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, and other experienced player, Bangladesh fared well after winning the toss and opting to bowl first.

The team managed early jolts as Rohit Sharma fell in the first over, and K L Rahul couldn't do much at number three. Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan managed to add some runs but it was cut short after Iyer's departure.

Shivam Dube couldn't make his debut memorable as he perished soon, too. Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, and Washington Sundar contribued in bits and pieces, taking India to respectable 148/6 in 20 overs.

In its reply, Bangladesh had the shaky start, too, as Deepak Chahar scalped Liton Das in the first over. However, Mohammad Naim (26) and Soumya Sarkar (39) made some room for a chase. 

India strived hard to get a third breakthrough, but it came a bit late for the side as Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim (60 not out) managed to get past the challenges and maintain the rhythm. 

Yuzvendra Chahal did manage to put some break in opposition's spree, but his last over proved expensive. 

the second-last over turned the match in Bangladesh's direction completely as Khaleel Ahmed went on to conceed 18 runs off it.

In the end, Rahim and Mahmudullah managed to take their team home with three balls to spare.

Ind vs Ban 1st T20I scoreboard:

 


10:32 PM IST That's that from Delhi. Bangladesh win the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and go 1-0 up in the 3-match series.#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/z2ezFlifYx — BCCI (@BCCI) November 3, 2019

10:27 PM IST Over summary: 0 2 wd 6   | Ban 154/3 Sgivam Dube is brought on the attack, it's just a fornality now as Bangladesh need four runs. A good start by Dube, Mahmuduallh gets a couple off the second delivery, wide follows are scores are level with this.SIX!! Mahmudullah ends in style as Bangladesh win their first match against India in T20Is

10:21 PM IST Over summary: 1 1L 4 4 4 4  | Ban 145/3 Khaleel Ahmed starts with a slower, just a single off it, Rahim brings another boundary to the leg side and pressure is back on the indian camp, and he goes for a boundary again with a scoop that also brings his fifty. A third boundary follows of the next. 

10:15 PM IST Over summary: 1 1 4 1 2 4  | Ban 127/3 Chahal onto his last over, Mahmudullah is the new batsman, Rahim sweeps the ball to deep square leg, Krunal Pandya drops a simple catch in the deep and a boundary to Bangladesh. A boundary off the last ball of the over by Mahmudullah, and Bangladesh have managed to keep the chase alie and interesting.

10:09 PM IST Over summary: 6 0 0 1 2 W  | Ban 114/3 Mushfiqur welcomes Khaleel with a six off the first ball, Khaleel makes a  comeback with a slower delivery, Soumya connects but gets two runs off it. OUT!! Khaleel strikes finally and he gets a big wicket!! 

10:02 PM IST Over summary: 1 1 0 Wd 1 2 0  | Ban 105/2 Krunal is back into the attack, Soumya takes the strike after single off th first ball, Chahar saves a boundary. India have another good over.

9:57 PM IST Over summary: 1 1L 0 1 1L 1| Ban 99/2 Khaleel Ahmed is back into the attack, he keeps the ball short, halts the run flow for the moment, at least. 

9:51 PM IST Over summary: 2 1 1 6 1 1 | Ban 94/2 Shivam Dube saves a boundary off the first, Krunal continues to concede runs, and Soumya finally gets the ball clear the boiundary rope, bringing down the pressure, a good over for Bangladesh.

9:46 PM IST Over summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1  | Ban 82/2 Sundar is brought in as India feels the pressure, yet the batsmen continue to collect runs easily. 

9:43 PM IST Over summary: 4 1 1 2 0 1  | Ban 78/2 Rahim miscues the first, and gets a boundary off it, nine runs off the over

9:39 PM IST Over summary: 0 1 1 4 0 1 | Ban 69/2 Krunal continues, singles continue for Bangladesh, Rahim brings down the pressure with a boundary to fine-leg, a good over altogether.

9:35 PM IST Over summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 | Ban 62/2 Chahal continues, the pressure is back on the batsmen, a string of appeals from India, keeping the batsmen busy.

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Over 20 Bangladesh win

Over summary: 0 2 wd 6   | Ban 154/3

Sgivam Dube is brought on the attack, it's just a fornality now as Bangladesh need four runs. A good start by Dube, Mahmuduallh gets a couple off the second delivery, wide follows are scores are level with this.SIX!! Mahmudullah ends in style as Bangladesh win their first match against India in T20Is

Over 19 Mushfiqur Rahim slams fifty

Over summary: 1 1L 4 4 4 4  | Ban 145/3

Khaleel Ahmed starts with a slower, just a single off it, Rahim brings another boundary to the leg side and pressure is back on the indian camp, and he goes for a boundary again with a scoop that also brings his fifty. A third boundary follows of the next. 

Over 18

Over summary: 1 1 4 1 2 4  | Ban 127/3

Chahal onto his last over, Mahmudullah is the new batsman, Rahim sweeps the ball to deep square leg, Krunal Pandya drops a simple catch in the deep and a boundary to Bangladesh. A boundary off the last ball of the over by Mahmudullah, and Bangladesh have managed to keep the chase alie and interesting.

Over 17 Soumya out!

Over summary: 6 0 0 1 2 W  | Ban 114/3

Mushfiqur welcomes Khaleel with a six off the first ball, Khaleel makes a  comeback with a slower delivery, Soumya connects but gets two runs off it. OUT!! Khaleel strikes finally and he gets a big wicket!! 

Over 16

Over summary: 1 1 0 Wd 1 2 0  | Ban 105/2

Krunal is back into the attack, Soumya takes the strike after single off th first ball, Chahar saves a boundary. India have another good over.

Over 15

Over summary: 1 1L 0 1 1L 1| Ban 99/2

Khaleel Ahmed is back into the attack, he keeps the ball short, halts the run flow for the moment, at least. 

Over 14

Over summary: 2 1 1 6 1 1 | Ban 94/2

Shivam Dube saves a boundary off the first, Krunal continues to concede runs, and Soumya finally gets the ball clear the boiundary rope, bringing down the pressure, a good over for Bangladesh.

Over 13

Over summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1  | Ban 82/2

Sundar is brought in as India feels the pressure, yet the batsmen continue to collect runs easily. 

Over 12

Over summary: 4 1 1 2 0 1  | Ban 78/2

Rahim miscues the first, and gets a boundary off it, nine runs off the over

Over 11

Over summary: 0 1 1 4 0 1 | Ban 69/2

Krunal continues, singles continue for Bangladesh, Rahim brings down the pressure with a boundary to fine-leg, a good over altogether.

Over 10

Over summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 | Ban 62/2

Chahal continues, the pressure is back on the batsmen, a string of appeals from India, keeping the batsmen busy.

Over 9

Over summary: 1 1 0 4 0 1  | Ban 61/2

Krunal Pandya is brought im, and it seems it's gonna be spinners-attack now for a while, Mushfiqur picks a boundary, seven runs off the over.

Over 8 Chahal removes Naim

Over summary: 1 0 0 0 W 0  | Ban 54/2

Chahal is brought in for a much-needed breakthrough, Naim gets troubled a bit from the spinner, and succumbs to pressure as he slogs the ball in the air, but Dhawan catches it without any trouble.

Over 7

Over summary: 4 0 0 Wd 1 1 1  | Ban 53/1

Khaleel conceeds a boundary off his first ball, but makes a good comeback. Soumya and Naim continue to save wicket and settle for singles.

Over 6

Over summary: 6 1 1 1 4 0      | Ban 45/1

Soumya plays a reverse sweep and gets his reward, a isix off the first, fumble off the next one, but all safe for Bangladesh.Another boundary comes fof the outside edge. 

Over 5

Over summary:  6 0 2 0 4 0     | Ban 32/1

Naim flicks the first one from Chahar onto deep square-leg for a six, picks two a ball after. A boundary comes from Naim off the next.

Over 4

Over summary:  1 2 0 0 1 0  | Ban 20/1

Washington Sundar continues, Sarkar and Naim continue to pick singles, a good over from Sundar

Over 3

Over summary:  1 1 1 0 0 0  | Ban 16/1

Deepak Chahar continues, the batsmen stick to singles, a little bit of restraint from the batsmen after early wicket loss.

Over 2

Over summary:  0 1 1 0 2 0   | Ban 13/1

Washington Sundar into the attack, Naim and Soumya play cautiously, a bit of fumbles between the batsmen, too. 

Over 1 Liton departs

Over summary:  2 4 1 1 W Wd 0   | Ban 9/1

Deepak Chahar opens the bowling attack, Liton Das starts in style but perishes soon in the after hitting a boundary. An eventful over.

Innings Break!

Over 20

Over summary:  1L 1L 1 6 1 6  | IND 148/6

Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya slog in the last over to take India to 148/6 in 20 overs.

Over 19 Rishabh Pant caught

Over summary:  2 W 1 4 1 6   | IND 132/6

Shafiul into the attack, Pant steals a qucik couple of rune, and is caught off the next ball on a slower delivery. Krunal gets a much-needed boundary, Sundar gets  a six off the last ball of the over.

Over 18

Over summary:  1 4 0 1 1 1L   | IND 118/5

Pant gets a boundary but settles with single after that as he struggle to connect, still, a good over for India.

Over 17

Over summary:  2 4 0 0 1 1  | IND 110/5

Krunal Pandya is the new batsman, Rishabh Pant continues to gather runs 

Over 16 Shivam Dube caught

Over summary:  1 0 1 4 1 W  | IND 102/5

Afif continues, debutant Sgivam Dube opens his account, Rishabh Pant finally gets a boundary. OUT!! Shivam Dube gets a leading edge and Afif takes a one-handed stunner. The debutant falls.

Over 15 Dhawan runout

Over summary:  1 6 0 Wd 1 1,W 0  | IND 95/4

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah into the attack, Dhawan breaks the singles spell by hitting a six straight down the ground, Dhawan and Pant loo to steal more singles in their attempt to accelerate, but Dhawan falls short of line, and pays with his wicket.

Over 14

Over summary:  1 0 0 0 1 0  | IND 85/3

Afif continues, hint of turn, Pant keeps calm meanwhile, just two runs off the over.

Over 13

Over summary:  0 1 4 1 1 1  | IND 83/3

Mosadek Hossain into his first over, a good start for the bowler but he ends up bowling a half tracker and gets punished with a boundary by Dhawan, 

Over 12

Over summary:  0 0 1 1 0 0   | IND 75/3

Afif Hossain into his first over, a silent over, and a good one for Bangladesh.

Over 11 Shreyas caught

Over summary: 1 W 1 1 1 0   | IND 73/3

Just as India looked settled, Aminul got another breakthrough with Shreyas Iyer's wicket, who played a good cameo today. Rishabh Pant is the next batsman, Dhawan continues to score singles, meanwhile.
 

Over 10

Over summary: 1 0 1 1 4 2   | IND 69/2

Soumya into his second over, Dhawan struggles to hit a boundary while Shreyas picks a boundary and adds a couple of runs off the next one.

Over 9

Over summary: 1 1 0 1 0 6   | IND 60/2

Aminul continues,Dhawan picks one, Shreyas gets a full-toss and he picks it but there is not much timing to it, and he gets one, another six by Shreyas, that too, off the last ball of the over.

Over 8

Over summary: 1 0 1 4 1 0  | IND 51/2

Soumya Sarkar is the new bowler on the attack, Dhawan picks a boundary to fine-leg,  singles continue to comes easily for India 

Over 7 K L Rahul caught

Over summary: 0 1 W 1 1 6  | IND 44/2

Aminul Islam strikes in his first over as he gets K L Rahul caught, India loses second wicket. Shreyas Iyer is te next batsman in, he announces his arrival with a six off the last ball.

Over 6

Over summary:0 0 4 1 0 1 | IND 35/1

Shafiul continues, KL Rahul picks a ball and pulls it onto the leg side for a boundary, two singles off the over apart from that. 

Over 5

Over summary:1 0 0 1 1 4  | IND 29/1

Mustafizur Rahman into the attack, a boundary comes off the last ball for India

Over 4

Over summary: 1 1 1 0 0 1  | IND 22/1

Hossain continues, both the batsmen continue with singles, four singles off the over

Over 3

Over summary: 1 1 4 0 0 0  | IND 16/1

Shafiul continues, Rahul cuts away the ball for  aboundary to covers, drives another one but doesn't get the gap, three dot balls follow.

Over 2

Over summary: 0 0 0 1 1 0  | IND 12/1

Al-Amin Hossain into the attack, he starts with three dot-balls, a single comes after that, K L Rahul takes one, just two off the over.

Over 1 Rohit LBW

Over summary: 4 1 1 0 4 W

Shafiiul Islam opens the bowling attack, Rohit starts with a boundry to fine-leg, and gets off the mark, Dhawan steals a single off the first, Rohit looked in trouble but managed to make his ground. A weak delivery follows and Rohit smahes it for a boundary. OUT!! The ball hits the back pad and umpire raises his finger on LBW appeal, Rohit gors for review, but in vain. First wicket falls for India, and it's the skipper.

Bangladesh playing 11

L Das, S Sarkar, M Naim, M Rahim, Mahmudullah, A Hossain, M Hossain, A Islam, S Islam, M Rahman, A Hossain 

India playing 11

R Sharma, S Dhawan, KL Rahul, S Iyer, R Pant, K Pandya, S Dube, W Sundar, Y Chahal, D Chahar, K Ahmed 

Watch: Bangladesh win the toss and elects to bowl first

I am feeling good after being a part of the team: Dube

Indian cricketer Shivam Dube on Saturday termed his maiden call-up in the national squad as a 'dream.' "I am feeling good after being a part of the team. It was my dream to play for India," said Dube.
 
While announcing the squad last week, chief selector MSK Prasad had said that the all-rounder is perfectly fit for the role as he has delivered phenomenal performances for India A.
 
"Since I am playing for the country it is a proud moment for me and I will continue to work hard," said Dube.

This indeed is emergency, Ashwin on Delhi's 'scary' air quality

India bowler Ravichandran Ashwin expressed concern about air pollution in the national capital saying 'this indeed is emergency'.
 
Ashwin took to Twitter and wrote: "The quality of air in Delhi is really scary, the oxygen we breathe is the basic requisite for mankind on this planet. This indeed is emergency. #AirQualityIndex #pollution."

SDMC officials takes stock of the pollution mitigation measures near Arun Jaitley Stadium

Just a day ahead of first India- Bangladesh T20i on Sunday, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) officials took stock of the pollution mitigation measures near Arun Jaitley Stadium in the national capital on Saturday.
 
Speaking to ANI Aman Gupta, Deputy Commissioner Central Zone, SDMC said measures such as sprinkling water and mechanical sweeping were used to settle down the dust particles.
 
"We have intensified measures and also have deployed additional tankers to spray water. Mechanical sweepers have been put in place to collect dust from the roads," he said.

Gautam Gambhir on Ind vs Ban clash amid smog in Delhi

Former cricketer and BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said that no match should take place in Delhi until the pollution levels are brought under control.
 
"No match or sporting event is bigger than the people of Delhi. I do not think any match should happen here in Delhi untill the pollution level come under control. The biggest issue that is bothering the Delhites is about pollution."The poor air quality in Delhi has led many to urge the BCCI to shift the match from Delhi. The first T20I of the three-match series between India and Bangladesh is scheduled to be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium on November 3.

'Match between India and Bangladesh not called off yet'

Despite a thick blanket of smog shrouding the national capital, the T20I match between India and Bangladesh slated to be played later today at the Arun Jaitley Stadium has not been called off yet, sources in the BCCI said.
 
"The match has not been called off yet. It is too early to decide as the match is at 7 pm," a source in the cricket body told ANI.
 
Due to low visibility, air traffic at Delhi Airport was also affected as of Sunday afternoon with over 32 flights being diverted. Bangladesh players were also seen training with masks on the build-up for the match. The cricketers trained for three days straight with masks on.
 
On Friday, when Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo was asked about the situation in the national capital, he replied: "It is not too hot, it is not perfect with all the smog around. But it's the same for both teams, it is not perfect, it is not ideal. But there's nothing to complain about, we need to get on with it and make best do's we can. It is not ideal, it is not something you would want.
 
"But there is nothing we can do about it. We have to make sure we prepare and deal with it. We have had little scratchy eyes and sore throat, but no one has been sick yet. We have to play three hours of the game, and we are having three hours practice session and probably this is the maximum amount of time you would want to spend in such a situation," he had added.
 
"We know Sri Lanka struggled with it the last time. There's a bit of pollution in Bangladesh as well so it is not a massive shock to the system. Players have dealt with it really well. We have to go about our business. I am not a medical doctor, I am just a coach. It is not ideal as your eyes and throat get sore," Domingo had said.
 

DDCA keeps fingers crossed as visibility gets worse ahead of Ind-Ban T20I

The light rain on Saturday evening has made the situation worse for the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) officials as the smog has gone from bad to worse in the national capital. With the opening T20I between India and Bangladesh set to be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here on Sunday, the DDCA officials and groundsmen are keeping fingers crossed that the smog settles down in time for the game.
 
Speaking to IANS, a senior DDCA official said that the groundstaff are helpless in such a scenario and it all now depends on nature and prayers.
 
"Contrary to the belief that showers on Saturday would have helped settle things down, today is the worst of the lot. The eyes are hurting and visibility is at an all-time low. Hopefully the sun does come out and the smog settles else it will be very difficult to get the match going. We are helpless in such a scenario and can only pray that the match happens," the official said.
 
Asked if the call will be taken solely by the match referee, the official said it will involve the umpires and the groundstaff could also be consulted.
 
"The call has to be taken by the match referee and he will consult the umpires. They can also check with the groundstaff to decide on the fate of the match if the condition stays the way it is. But then again, you never know with the weather and things could change in the evening. But if you go by the current scenario, things are a little grim to be honest," he said.

It took him 3 seconds: Ganguly on time taken to convince Virat for Day/Night Tests

Newly elected Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said it took captain Virat Kohli three seconds to say yes for Day-Night matches in Test cricket.
 
"I met Virat on 25th October for an hour and my first question was, we need to have day-night Test cricket and the answer in three seconds was let's go ahead and do it," said Ganguly. "I found him absolutely acceptable to play day-night Test matches," he added. He made these statements on the launch of former international umpire Simon Taufels' book "Finding The Gaps".

I don't like to put myself on forefront when I am captaining: Rohit

There is no dearth of options to have a settled middle order going into the World T20 next year reckons stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, who advocated the need to shift from chop-and-change policy in order provide the youngsters a sense of security.
 
Whenever India's top-order fires, the team stays in a good space but a weak middle and lower order has been exposed a number of times when that does not happen.
 
Asked if the team has zeroed in on, on this aspect, ahead of the World T20 in Australia, Rohit said, "We have lot of options."
 
"They need to get more games under their belt to be more confident and getting the job done. The team, a few years ago, was very much settled so there was not much room for a younger player to come and grab that opportunity," Rohit said ahead of first Twenty20 against Bangladesh.
 
"There has always been a chop and change between that number 4,5,6 and 7 as well. So now this is the best time for us to try these guys. Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey then Rishabh as well. There are a lot of guys who can do the job."
 

Bangladesh can beat anyone: Rohit Sharma

Ahead of the first T20I of the three-match series against Bangladesh, India skipper Rohit Sharma said that the visiting team can defeat anyone. Bangladesh, which is missing out big players like Shakib Al Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza, are often considered to have the ability to put India under pressure.
 
"I know they have two key players missing from their squad, but they still have quality within their ranks and they can beat anyone," Sharma told reporters in the pre-match conference. "Bangladesh is a very very good team. We have seen how well they compete now. Both home and away, they are a commendable outfit. They have always put us under pressure, we do not look at them differently," he added.
 
The 32-year-old opening batsman said that as youngsters they have to try to learn things. Indian team have included many young players in the T20 squad against Bangladesh.
 
"When you come into the team as a young player, you are only trying to learn things. With a few ups and downs in my career, I have become a stronger player. I have understood what different types of situation demand. It has been a fruitful journey so far. There are many crucial knocks that I have played in my career so far. I will cherish all the innings that I have played," Sharma said.

Rohit all set to surpass Dhoni in Delhi T20I

Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma is on the verge of achieveing another feat on Sunday when he leads the Men in Blue in the first contest of the three-match T20I rubber at the Arun Jaitley Stadium as the star opener will become the most-capped Indian T20I player after M.S. Dhoni.
 
Rohit has played 98 T20Is since making his debut at the World T20 in 2007 and will go past Dhoni's tally of 98 T20Is for India.
 
Meanwhile, the Mumbai batsman will move to the third place on the list of players with most T20I appearances after Pakistan's Shoaib Malik (111) and Shahid Afridi (99).
 
Meanwhile on Sunday, Rohit could also break Virat Kohli's record for most runs scored in T20I cricket. Rohit is currently seven runs behind Kohli's tally. While the stand-in captain averages just above 30 in T20Is, Kohli is well ahead 2,450 runs.
 

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(wk), Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur
 
Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Animul Islam, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shaiful Islam, Abu Haider Rony, Mohammad Mithun, Taijul Islam.

Preview

If pre-match press conferences were anything to go by, the first T20I of the three-match series between India and Bangladesh will be focused around two things -- the absence of Shakib al Hasan and the weather conditions which will be there when the two teams meet at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday.
 
The air quality has deteriorated to severe levels in the past one week and has cast doubts over the match. There has been smog all over the stadium, forcing many in the Bangladesh camp to wear masks while conducting their practice sessions.
 
However, as Russell Domingo and Vikram Rathour maintained, there's nothing that the both the teams can do about and all they can eventually focus upon is playing the game.
 
For the visitors, it would be about coming over the loss of Shakib and Tamim Iqbal and pose a challenge to the Indian side, which has been quite a dominant force across formats in the past two-three years.
 
As stand-in skipper Mahmadullah stated on Saturday, one thing that his boys will have to make sure is to come out with a consistent batting performance and give their bowlers a chance to rattle the Indian batting line-up.
 
Their bowling unit boasts of having the likes of Mustafizur Rahim, who has troubled a lot of Indian batters in the past. Thus, if Bangladesh batsmen manage to score decently, they can in be a chance of breaking the shackles and giving the Rohit Sharma-led team a run for their money.
 
India, on the other hand, will want to make sure they come out with an improved performance from their last series against South Africa, which ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
 
In the absence of Virat Kohli, the batting will depend mainly on the experience duo of Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan to not only give the team a solid start but also make sure they carry on through the innings, as the team lacks experience in the middle-order.
 
The Indian batting coach said on Friday that the series will provide the team with an opportunity to try out different combinations. But, one thing which this team will like to focus the most will be to improve their batting while setting up a total - something which even Kohli wants his boys to work upon.
 
"This Bangladesh team is very good. They have put us under a lot of pressure in the past. So we are not treating them any differently and will look to focus on our game,"
 
Rohit said while assuring zero complacency from the hosts.
 
The bowling, although looks a bit inexperienced, but it has the variety to threaten any batting attack, let alone Bangladesh who have many fresh faces in their squad. The likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal will be leading the Indian bowling.
 
In batting, opportunity can be given to Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson, who have made to the Indian squad on the back of a consistent performance in the domestic circuit.
 
Another important factor which is always talked about whenever a match is played in the national capital is the pitch. The Kotla pitch has historically been on the slower side. However, the one for Sunday's match seems to have a lot of grass cover and something on which lots of runs can be expected.