World Cup, IND vs BAN: Toss, team news, pitch report, weather

Virat Kohli won the toss as India opt to bat against Bangladesh in a World Cup league game in Birmingham.

Rohit Sharma has scored three hundreds so far in the ongoing World Cup.   -  Getty images

Virat Kohli won the toss as India opt to bat against Bangladesh in a World Cup league game in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Team News: Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik comes in for Kedar Jadhav. While for  Bangladesh, Rubel and Sabbir Rahman come in. 

Playing XIs:

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

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

Pitch report: This is same pitch used for the India-England game. Lot of dry patches and footmarks, cutters will be used more often with spinners coming into play. Sourav Ganguly says, "win toss and bat first."

Weather: Bright and sunny conditions in Birmingham.


Virat Kohli: I don't need to sit down and assess how to convert those (fifties into hundreds), I have done that a lot of times in the past. I'm really enjoying the way I'm batting at the moment. It's just about contributing to the team.

Mashrafe Mortaza: We love to win this do-or-die match and play at our best.

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