India opt to bat as Chawla makes debut
May 12, 2007 - 9:41:14 AM

Dhaka, May 12 - India won the toss and captain Rahul Dravid decided to bat against Bangladesh in the second One-Day International that was delayed due to morning drizzle at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Saturday.

Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla is making his ODI debut after he was included in the 11 replacing pacer Sreesanth, who has a sour calf. Sreesanth had gone out of the field after bowling just five overs due to the same problem in the first match that India won by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three match series.

Bangladesh also made a change in their team, replacing Shahadat Hossian with strike bowler Mashrafe Mortaza, who missed the first match due to back spasm.


India: Rahul Dravid -, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni -, Dinesh Karthick, Dinesh Mongia,

Piyush Chawla, Munaf Patel, Ramesh Powar and Zaheer Khan. 12th man: Robin Uthappa

Bangladesh: Habibul Bashar -, Mohammad Ashraful -, Javed Omar, Tamim Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Sakibul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim

-, Syed Rasel, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Rafique. 12th man: Farhad Reza

Umpires: Asoka de Silva - and Enamul Haque -

TV umpire: A.F.M. Akhtaruddin -

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama -

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