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India Win Toss Against ‘Bangla Tigers’, Elect to Bat First

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Birmingham, July 2, 2019:

India on Tuesday won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in their World Cup group fixture at the Edgbaston cricket ground.

India have made two changes to their playing XI. They have included Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dinesh Karthik in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav.

Bangladesh have ALSO made two changes and they have included Rubel Hossain and Sabbir Rahman in place of Mehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah.

After winning the toss Kohli said, “We are going to bat first. It”s a used pitch. In the last game, it was getting slower and slower. Looking at the shorter boundaries, one of wrist spinners Kuldeep misses out. Bhuvi comes in. Kedar is not playing and Dinesh Karthik replaces him,”

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza also stated “Not a bad idea to bowl against India. We love to win this do-or-die match. We have to play our best. Mirz (Mehidy Hasan) is not playing and Rubel is playing. Unfortunately, Mahmudullah isn”t playing and Sabbir Rahman comes in his place”.

Playing XIs: India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, M.S. Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

Update: At the time of filing this report, India have scored 59 for the loss of zero wickets after 9 overs.

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