India vs Bangladesh 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction: Best picks for captain, vice-captain and wicketkeeper

first_imgIndia and Bangladesh will lock horns in the 1st of a 3-match T20I series at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday.India are currently ranked No. 5 on the ICC T20I charts and stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said the hosts will be looking to improve on that aspect. While the Asian giants have been good at chasing, setting and defending totals has been a cause of concern, as conceded by Rohit in the pre-match presser.In the absence of Virat Kohli who has been rested for the T20I series, the onus will be on Rohit Sharma to do the bulk of the scoring. At the same time, India have gone into the T20I series with a lot of young legs.Shivam Dube, the Mumbai all-rounder who has been in good form in the domestic level and the India A level, may make his debut in Delhi, considering the absence of Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar. Rishabh Pant is India’s 1st choice wicketkeeper-batsman but he will be facing pressure from in-form Sanju Samson who has earned a recall after making his T20I debut as early as 2015.All eyes will be on the opener and as well a few middle-order spots as the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Samson and Shreyas Iyer provide India with plenty of options.For Bangladesh, it will be a fresh start after Shakib Al Hasan ban rocked the cricket fraternity. The visitors will also be without Tamim Iqbal and Shaifuddin for the T20I series in India.advertisementHere’s our Dream 11 predictions for India vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I in DelhiBatsmenConsidering Rohit Sharma’s form, he should be among the first names on the list. Shikhar Dhawan or Liton Das can be a good choice for the other opening slot. KL Rahul, who was in fine form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, can be slotted at No. 3 in the absence of Virat Kohli. Shreyas Iyer at No.4 can be a good option.WicketkeeperWhile Rishabh Pant is known for his explosive style, he has struggled to be consistent in the recent past. On the other hand, Mushfiqur Rahim is a seasoned pro and is likely to step up and deliver in the absence of other senior Bangladesh players.All-roundersShivam Dube is likely to make his India debut on Sunday. The highly-rated youngster can bowl medium pace and hit the ball long. He can be a good choice for the fast-bowling all-rounder role while the likes of Mossaddek Hossain and Washington Sundar are good spin-bowling all-rounders.BowlersMustafizur Rahim and Deepak Chahar are easy picks while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is returning to the T20I side, is a safe choice for the frontline spinner role.Dream 11 team for India vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma (C), Liton Das, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shivam Dube, Mossaddek Hossain, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar (VC), Mustafizur Rahman, Yuzvendra Chahallast_img read more

Report: Girona 1 Atletico Madrid 1

first_imgAntoine Griezmann continued his goalscoring streak as Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Girona to edge them towards the last eight of the Copa del Rey.Diego Simeone’s side have not beaten Girona since they were promoted to LaLiga in 2017, but the visitors looked prime to end that run when Griezmann fortuitously put Atletico into the lead after nine minutes with his seventh goal in eight games.However, the hosts hit back 25 minutes later as Anthony Lozano netted only his second goal of the season on a night when he was a thorn in Atletico’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Simeone will fancy his chances of guiding Atletico to a seventh consecutive appearance in the quarter-finals given they are unbeaten at home this season, but Girona will stand a chance in the second leg if they put in the kind of spirited display that saw them fight back to earn a draw.The hosts’ good start turned sour when Griezmann met Nikola Kalinic’s neat pass with a side-footed first-time shot from just inside the box that went in off goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz.Girona hit back when Aleix Garcia’s clever ball picked out Lozano, who took a touch and stroked a dipping shot towards goal that Antonio Adan could only help into the net with a punch that lacked the strength to push it over the crossbar.Lozano then crashed a header onto the underside of the bar, only to see it bounce back out as Atletico ended the half fortunate to be level.Kalinic missed two chances early in the second half, heading straight at Iraizoz with the first before turning the Girona defence and blazing over the target from 12 yards with the second.Seydou Doumbia had plenty to aim at when the ball fell to him on the edge of the six-yard box but he scuffed his shot in what proved to be Girona’s last clear-cut chance of the evening, leaving them needing to spring a surprise in Madrid next week.93′ | 1-1 |  The game ends at Montilivi! All to play for at the Wanda @Metropolitano!#AúpaAtleti #CopaDelRey #GironaAtleti— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 9, 2019What does it mean? Atletico still short of their bestAfter a disappointing draw at Sevilla in LaLiga on Sunday, Atletico looked set for a morale-boosting win after Griezmann’s opener but they were peggedIraizoz atones for early errorGirona’s goalkeeper should have done better with Griezmann’s goal but he kept his side in the tie with a string of saves, none better than a one-handed block over his head to prevent Vitolo’s close-range thunderbolt.Godin struggles to cope with LozanoLozano found himself with time and space inside the Atletico box twice inside the first half hour as Diego Godin and the Atletico defenders lacked their customary composure.What’s next?Atletico are in action in LaLiga on Sunday morning when mid-table Levante are the visitors to the Wanda Metropolitano, while Girona will hope to end their five-game LaLiga winless streak at home against Deportivo Alaves a day earlier. read morelast_img read more