Bangladesh opt to bowl; Tamim returns

Bangladesh opt to bowl; Tamim returns

during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 match between Bangladesh and Oman at the HPCA Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Dharamsala, India.
during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 match between Bangladesh and Oman at the HPCA Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Dharamsala, India.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza decided to field first against India on a flat pitch with a covering of grass, which should not worry the batsmen who can hit through the line. Mashrafe said Bangladesh did not mind chasing a big total. The India captain MS Dhoni said he would have also preferred to bowl first.

Tamim Iqbal, who missed the Australia game due to food poisoning, returned to the XI. He replaced left-arm spinner Saqlain Sajib, who made his international debut in the last match against Australia.

India, predictably, went with same line-up that prevailed against Pakistan.

India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Yuvraj Singh, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Ashish Nehra

Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mohammad Mithun, 8 Shuvagata Hom, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Al-Amin Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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