In the bowling front, Washington Sundar stole the show with figures of three for 22, as India won the game by 17 runs to book their place in the final of the Tri-Nation series at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday. They replaced pacer Taskin Ahmed with another pacer Abu Hider.
Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim notched up his second consecutive fifty but his 72 not out in 55 balls was not enough.
Rubel Hossain has displayed the most consistency with four wickets but paceman Mustafizur Rahman has proved costly with an economy rate of close to 10. Dinesh Karthik's 39 off 25 balls against Sri Lanka has ensured that Rishabh Pant will continue to warm the dug-out.
Rohit's highest score in his previous six T20 matches, including the three-match series in South Africa, was 21 and he opted to be watchful at the start of his innings after India were asked to bat.
The 18-year-old has proved to be skipper Rohit Sharma's go to man in the series and has rarely done anything wrong so far in the four games that he has played for the Men in Blue.
They now await the victor of the last league contest, which is a virtual semi-final between Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka on Friday. Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), 5.
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WICKET! Washington Sundar is on fire here, as he has just got his third wicket. Mahmudullah, 6. Sabbir Rahman, 7.
Shakib's addition to the squad will be a big boost to the Tigers, who need to win the match against Sri Lanka on Friday to enter the final against India on Sunday.
Though India have highlighted numerous younger players on their squad in the Nidahas Trophy tournament, they remain the favorites to take home the top prize.
A live stream of the Bangladesh vs. India Nidahas Trophy T20 global cricket match will be available exclusively in any country from the Indian streaming TV service YuppTV.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma not being able to finish his spell of four overs in two of three games.
World cricket might be moving fast towards wrist-spinners, especially in white-ball cricket, but Sundar feels off-spinners have always been effective in all forms of the game.