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India vs Bangladesh, 2019: Combined XI from the T20I series

With India sealing the series 2-1, here is a look at the combined XI from the T20I series.

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Indian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was the first time Bangladesh traveled to India for a T20I series and it was indeed a very tight one. In fact, they would consider it as an opportunity missed. They made history in the first T20I by beating India for the first time ever in the shortest format but then missed out in the next two games. The Bangladesh side almost gave India a scare in the final game but the hosts held on.

India came back strongly after the loss in the first game. The batting which was under severe criticism came to the party in the last two games. India had scored 148 in the first game on a tricky Delhi pitch which Bangladesh chased down in the final over. But in the second game, they hunted down 154 with ease. In the third game, India were in a spot of bother after losing both their openers but the middle order revived them and helped them get to a good score. The Indian bowling was very good with Deepak Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal leading the way.

There were a few positives for Bangladesh as well. Mohammad Naim had a brilliant debut series while leg-spinner Aminul Islam was very impressive as well. Soumya Sarkar was decent as well but Bangladesh will hope the other senior players stand up and take more responsibility.

With India sealing the series 2-1, here is a look at the combined XI from the T20I series.

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It hasn’t been the kind of series Rohit Sharma would’ve expected. However, after being 0-1 down in the series, he led India’s comeback in the second game. There were quite a few records he broke during the series.

He also became the leading run-getter in T20Is, overtaking Virat Kohli’s tally of 2450 runs. The Mumbaikar also became just the second cricketer in men’s T20Is and the first Indian male cricketer to play 100 T20Is. His 115 sixes in T20I cricket is also the most by any batsman in the format.

After scoring just 9 in the first T20I, the stand-in Indian skipper was in the mood in the second game. Chasing 154, he single-handedly killed the chase with his 85. Rohit smoked six sixes and as many fours in his 43-ball knock. However, he failed in the last game as he was cleaned up by Shaiful Islam for just 2. But he ended as India’s second-highest run-scorer in the series.

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