June 25, 2022
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Preview: India holds the upper hand against Bangladesh in the 5th T20 of Nidahas trophy 2018

5th t20 of nidahas trophy 2018

After facing a setback in first match of the tri series, India made a tremendous comeback to seal the next two matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The men in blue will again look to continue their winning ways in the 5th T20 of Nidahas trophy 2018 and guarantee a place in the finals.

Read: Where to watch Nidahas Trophy 2018, Full Squads, Match Timings and Live Scores.

Bangladesh on the other hand are ecstatic after chasing down a mammoth 214 runs target set by Sri Lanka in the third match of the series. This was the 4th highest successful chase in history of T20 cricket and a fact which will be highly praised by the Bangladeshi cricket fans.

An inexperienced Indian bowling line up will be on radar of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das who played a crucial role in Bangladesh’s win against Sri Lanka. Captain Mahmudullah will also look to be amongst the runs and play the anchor role in middle order.

In the bowling department, Taskin Ahmed has proved costly in the two matches and it might open doors for Abu Jayed or Ariful Haque.

Bangladesh have never won in the 6 T20’s played against India.

For India, the big relief has been the middle order which made way for an Indian victory after an early fall of wickets in last match against Sri Lanka. KL Rahul is likely to retain his place in the team. Rohit Sharma’s form has been a concern, who has managed to score 28 runs in 3 innings and has failed to provide a solid foundation for India at the start of the innings.

India’s return of form in bowling department is a happening sign as Shardul Thakur took 4 wickets in last match equally supported by Chahal and Washington Sundar. The experienced Jaydev Unadkat has proved costly in the 3 matches and needs to find the performance to cement his place in the blue brigade.

  • India have played 10 T20 at Colombo and just lost on 2 occasions.
  • There is a possibility of rain in Colombo on Wednesday.
Match Prediction

India: 70%

Bangladesh: 30%

Betting Prediction

The betters are confident of India winning against Bangladesh in the 5th T20 of Nidahas trophy 2018.


Indian Squad: Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Siraj
Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das, Ariful Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Abu Hider, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar

5th t20 of nidahas trophy 2018

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