Fatullah, Feb 25: India take on Bangladesh in the second match of Asia Cup 2014 at the Fatullah Stadium. Currently World No. 2, India is the highest rank team with 115 points while their opponents are ranked 9th according to ICC ODI rankings. The world champions would not let these rankings play any difference on their minds, as taking Asia Cup 2012 finalist lightly might prove costly.
India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field against Bangladesh in the second match of the Asia Cup being played at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here Wednesday.
Coming into Asia Cup 2014, India would find them in a situation like the last edition when they entered the tournament after successive loses at the hands of England and Australia in the Test matches. This time around they have been embarrassed first by South Africa with 1-0 Test series loss and 2-0 in ODIs. After South Africa, they went down to the Black Caps New Zealand meekly both in ODIs and Test series 4-0 and 1-0 respectively.
For the record, the last time these two teams faced each other in Asia Cup was in 2012, Bangladesh chased down a decent score of 289 to beat India comprehensively with five wickets. This was the very same match in which Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century. As for India the good thing is the sublime form of their captain Virat Kohli, World no. 8 who scored most runs runs in the last edition including his career best knock of 183 against Pakistan.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh 279/7 in 50 overs; Mohammad Shami took 4 wickets
Bangladesh: Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Nasir Hossain, Naeem Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron