Series/tournament name: India vs Bangladesh T20I series
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date: November 3, 2019
Time: 7.00 PM IST
Bangladesh are yet to beat India in a T20I despite playing them eight times in the format. With no Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, their task is even more massive this time around. The only relief is that India are fielding a second-string bowling attack without their strike pace bowlers.
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's absence paves way for the younger lot of seamers as India test the waters ahead of the T20 World Cup next year. Bangladesh will look to do as much and fill in the big shoes of Shakib during the course of this series.
The smog and air quality in Delhi is under scrutiny and as teams take the field, expect masks and lots of pollution. The prediction for tomorrow is pretty hazy.
The pitch is expected to be on the slower side although the cooler climate could mean that the ball might hold its shape early on and swing a bit.
Probable Playing XI: