Bangladesh opts to bowl against India

In the opening match of cricket World Cup 2011, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl against India on Saturday.

At the Shere Bangal Stadium in the Mirpur city of Banladesh, the Indian batting line-up will be marshalled by Sachin Tendulkar, who would be participating in his sixth World Cup this time around and the senior batsmen will look to give India a flying start with Virender Sehwag.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, Skippered by Shakib-Al-Hasan, have a few good batsmen in the pint-sized dynamic opener Tamim Iqbal and wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim. Besides, captain Shakib-Al-Hasan, himself, ranks number one in the ICC’s all-rounders list and knows how to wield the willow.

Bangladesh won their first warm-up match against Canada but lost to Pakistan in the second tie. However, their openers Tamim and Imrul Kayes have got runs under their belt in the two matches.