The hosts India and the visitors Bangladesh will play the third and final T20I of the series on Sunday (10th November) at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (Nagpur).
It is going to be the series-decider encounter as the series is currently standing at 1-1 situation. The visiting side won the first T20I of this series at Delhi by seven wickets. However, the hosts India dominated in the second T20I and clinched an easy victory by eight wickets at Rajkot.
Indian players need to be consistent to win this series
Due to the lack of regular players in the present T20I side, the Indian team is not consistent in this format. India have won only one T20I bilateral series out of their last five bilateral series since November 2018.
India have the powerful batting line-up. But while many regular players are not present in this batting line-up, the team is majorly depended on the experienced openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul need to perform better.
Similarly, the bowlers are also very talented but most of them have lesser experiences. Due to low experiences, some bowlers aren’t consistent yet, and the team is struggling to take wickets at regular intervals.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is playing a big role in Indian bowling line-up in this series. Meanwhile, the left-arm Khaleel Ahmed has disappointed in this series.
Bangladesh are looking to create a new history
Bangladesh have performed well in this year’s T20Is. Out of the six T20Is in this year, Bangladesh have won four matches and lost twice.
Though the visiting side Bangladesh is missing some experienced cricketers in this series, the lesser-experienced side is playing good competitive cricket against the strong home team.
During this series, Bangladesh first-time beat India in T20I format (Delhi T20I). Now, Bangladesh have a great chance to create another history on Sunday night. If they win the Nagpur T20I, it will be one of their memorable T20I series victories. Till the date, Bangladesh have won only two away bilateral T20I series.
i) Rohit Sharma has hit 398 sixes in the international career. He is two sixes away to become the first Indian and third overall batsman to hit 400 international sixes. Chris Gayle (534 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) are the only two batsmen to hit 400 international sixes.
ii) Shikhar Dhawan (1,485 runs) is 15 runs away to become the fifth Indian batsman to score 1,500 T20I runs.
iii) KL Rahul (922 runs) is 78 runs away to complete his 1,000 T20I runs. Till the date, six Indian batsmen have scored 1,000+ T20I runs.
iv) The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has already taken 49 T20I wickets. He is one wicket away to complete his 50 T20I wickets. Only Ravichandran Ashwin (52 wickets) and Jasprit Bumrah (51 wickets) have taken 50+ T20I wickets for India.
i) Mahmudullah (48 sixes) needs to hit two more sixes to become the first Bangladesh batsman to hit 50 T20I sixes.
ii) Mahmudullah has scored 1,422 T20I runs. He is 78 runs behind to complete his 1,500 T20I runs. The right-handed batsman will be the third Bangladesh batsman to score 1,500 T20I runs.
Where to watch:
Star Sports Network will broadcast this match live on Sunday (10th November) from 07:00 PM (19:00 IST). Both English and Hindi commentaries are available for this match.