Nidahas Trophy Final: Upbeat India braces for resilient Bangladesh

While the second-string Indian team has recorded a hat-trick of comfortable wins - after its opening loss to Sri Lanka - Bangladesh has reached the summit clash following a couple of dramatic victories over the host.

Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, which has been among the runs, would be hoping to get the team off to a flying start.   -  AFP

A confident Team India takes on a resilient Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Twenty20 tri-series, here on Sunday.

While the second-string Indian team recorded a hat-trick of comfortable wins - after its opening loss to Sri Lanka - Bangladesh has reached the summit clash following a couple of dramatic victories over the host.

On paper, India may be the better side but Bangladesh will be upbeat after Friday night's thrilling win.

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Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, which has been among the runs, would be hoping to get the team off to a flying start.

Dhawan has scored close to 200 runs in the tournament while skipper Rohit struck a quickfire 89 off 61 balls against Bangladesh in India's last group league match. Suresh Raina has found form with the bat, which holds India's middle order in good stead. Dinesh Karthik has shown composure when put under the pump.

In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur has been steady and Washington Sundar’s powerplay bowling has been India’s biggest gain from this tour.

Vijay Shankar has been impressive, however there are doubts over who India's second specialist seamer will be with both Jaydev Unadkat and Mohammed Siraj going for plenty in the last few games. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel or Baroda skipper Deepak Hooda could be used as additional spin bowling all-rounder on a slowish track.