Nidahas Trophy 2018: Rohit and Co. seek for the final spot

Mar 12 2018 05:19 PM
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Rohit and Co. seek for the final spot

 

Team India will be looking to avenge their opening match defeat to Sri Lanka when they face the hosts for the second time in the Twenty20 International tri-nation series, Nidahas Trophy, at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Monday. India suffered a five-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the first match of the tournament but bounced back strongly to outplay Bangladesh in their next match. India will be hoping stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma makes a return to form. Rohit has been struggling since the South Africa tour and was dismissed for a duck in the first match of the Nidahas Trophy. However, India will be buoyed by Shikhar Dhawan's brilliant run of form. The left-hander smashed 90 off just 49 balls, continuing from where he left off from the limited overs series in South Africa.

 

Opener Dhawan is in imperious form with two back-to-back half-centuries in the tournament so far. After his 49-ball 90 in the opener against Sri Lanka, Dhawan made 55 off 43 deliveries to help India chase down Bangladesh's below-par 140 total with consummate ease in the last game. After an indifferent Test series against the Proteas, Dhawan found his mojo back at the start of the limited overs leg in South Africa which can be ascertained from his sequence of scores in the last five T20s -- 55, 90, 47, 24, 72. Dhawan scores 288 runs in last five games, while his partner Rohit Sharma is out of form scoring 49 runs in last 5 innings.

 

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