Shakib Al Hasan has won the toss and they are bowling first.
Bangladesh put on a superb performance against Pakistan the other day…right up to the point they stopped doing it. They were shocked by a lower-order attack after getting a big total. But it’s tough to disagree with Tamim Iqbal who says Bangaldesh deserve the respect they are getting. Good interview that, you should read it. Also worth a crack to read Mohammad Isam’s chronicle of Bangaldesh’s rise. We’ll bring you the toss shortly.
Mashrafe Mortaza, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim,Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed
V Kohli*, R Ashwin, JJ Bumrah, S Dhawan, MS Dhoni, RA Jadeja, KM Jadhav, KD Karthik, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, HH Pandya, AM Rahane, RG Sharma, UT Yadav, Yuvraj Singh
One significant bit of news – Yuvraj Singh was spotted at India’s training. He missed the last game as he was still recovering from a viral fever. Rohit Sharma has also joined the Indian team after being a good family man.
Virat Kohli says he would have batted first. Rohit is definitely back, he says, but Yuvraj may or may not bat. The conditions are more important in England the pitch, he says – it’s a flat, easy-scoring pitch if it’s sunny, a different proposition if it’s overcast. Will be a challenge, because it is overcast this morning.
They wanted to bowl first, says Shakib, because they’ve been batting well. He also said there are some players sitting out today because they play a game the day after tomorrow.
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