India win toss and elect to bowl against Bangladesh
India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted bowl against Bangladesh in their first match of the Asia Cup at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here today; Pujara and Ishwar Pandey benched
India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli won the toss and sent Bangladesh in to bat in the second match of the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Fatullah on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli. Pic/ AFP
Kohli was leading India in the absence of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was ruled out of the five-nation tournament due to a side strain suffered during the recent tour of New Zealand.
Bangladesh were without injured opener Tamim Iqbal and premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a three-match ban on disciplinay grounds.
Shakib will also miss the home team's second match against Afghanistan on Saturday.
Sri Lanka defeated defending champions Pakistan by 12 runs in the tournament opener on Tuesday.
India: Virat Kohli (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ambati Rayadu, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (Capt & wk), Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Naeem Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain.