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The Men In Blue cleared their first hurdle after a comprehensive 8-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan. Suffering from rustiness in their first encounter against Hong Kong, the Blues found their groove against Pakistan.
With all the departments contributing to the win, skipper Rohit Sharma would be pleased having found a stable playing eleven. The team also possess a strong bench with Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja called into the squad in place of Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel respectively.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are declining over the course of the tournament. Having toppled Sri Lanka in their first encounter, Bangladesh were victim of a masterclass from Afghanistan. Bangladesh rested several of their key players for the clash including Mustafizur Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim, keeping in mind of the consecutive games and the scorching heat.
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