If there was ever a time for Bangladesh to beat India in a series, of any format, it is now.
Though India remains the favourite in the three-match T20 series beginning on Sunday at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground, Bangladesh has reasons to see this as an opportunity to come out stronger.
The biggest reason for the visiting team’s optimism is, its batting-depth seems capable of handling India’s not-so experienced pace options. Secondly, the out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and an unsettled middle-order are clear targets to push India on the backfoot.
Though India appears clearly superior in longer formats, the gap between these teams appears very slim in T20 contests. Although, India enjoys an 8-0 record, Bangladesh has often come within strike without landing the knockout punch.