1. Team News - India
The Rajkot might have boosted their confidence and several pieces too fell into the place. Rohit Sharma, the stand-in-skipper, is a not a big fan of chopping and changing Playing XI often and one can expect him to retain the side. However, left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed looked out of sorts at Delhi and Rajkot and the team management might weigh in the option of bringing Shardul Thakur in for Khaleel. Otherwise, India do not have major worry and hope that Rishabh Pant will keep improving behind and in front of the wicket.
2. Team News - Bangladesh
After a tight effort in the first T20I at Kotla, Bangladesh wilted under the Rohit onslaught and their batsmen too floundered against on-the-spot Indian bowlers. Bangladesh will expect some more contribution from senior pros like Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, captain Mahmdullah and pacer Mustafizur Rahman. Their chances of a series win wholly depend on them.
3. Possible playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur.
Bangladesh: Mohammed Naim, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Mossadek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Arafat Sunny.
4. MyKhel-Dream 11 Predictions
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Mahmudullah.
Bowlers: Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Aminul Islam.
Wicketkeeper: Mushfiqur Rahim
All-rounder: Shivam Dube, Soumya Sarkar.
Both the teams have their own strengths and weakness but at this stage India appear favourite to go ahead and win the match and series. The Rajkot win might just have placed them in the right gear slot.