Dhoni fit as Bangladesh send India to bat in Asia Cup opener

Mirpur, Feb.24 (ANI): Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to send India to bat first on a lush green pitch in the opening match of the Asia Cup Twenty20 here at Shere Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.

While captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who suffered a muscle spasm in the back during training session, has been declared fit, star batsman Virat Kohli replaced Ajinkya Rahane as the only change from the side that played against Sri Lanka earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh are playing four pacers with star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan providing the spin option.

The playing XI of both the teams is as follows:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed. (ANI)

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