Sajana debuts as India opts to bat against Bangladesh

Sajana debuts as India opts to bat against Bangladesh

Toss India opts to bat against Bangladesh

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss in the opening game of the five-match T20I series and opted to bat against Bangladesh in Sylhet.

India debuted hard-hitting all-rounder S Sajana, the rising star of Mumbai Indians in the WPL 2024. The visitors decided to field a three-spin attack with Deepti Sharma, Shreyanka Patil and Radha Yadav and two pacers in Renuka Singh Thakur and Pooja Vastrakar. Left-arm spinner Radha has returned to the XI after more than a year of an impressive season in the WPL. With Richa Ghosh as the starting wicket-keeper, Yastika Bhatia has become a pure batsman.

Bangladesh made two changes to the XI that last played against Australia at home, with top-order batsman Sobhana Mostary replacing Ritu Moni and offspinner Sultana Khatun replacing all-rounder Shorifa Khatun.

Both teams are coming off series losses against Australia and will be eager to return to form with an eye on the T20 World Cup scheduled for September-October in Bangladesh.