IND vs BAN 1st ODI: As India take on Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series, the Indian team has made a series of changes in their team. In a big relevation ahead of the first match, wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has been released from the ODI squad due to niggle. Meanwhile, young fast bowler Kuldeep Sen has received his ODI debut cap and is set to feature in the first match on Sunday.
Confirming the developments ahead of the first match, "In consultation with the BCCI Medical Team, Rishabh Pant has been released from the ODI squad. He will join the team ahead of the Test series. No replacement has been sought," BCCI tweeted.
The board also confirmed Sen's debut. "A special moment! Congratulations to Kuldeep Sen as he is set to make his India debut! He receives his Team India cap from the hands of captain Rohit Sharma."
Informing about the playing XI, Sharma said at the toss, "A few injuries and some issues, we got four all-rounders playing today. Washington Sundar, Shardul Takhur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Deepak Chahar. Kuldeep Sen is making his debut. Myself, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli up the order. KL Rahul will keep wickets today.
The Indian team is playing a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. India have come to the subcontinent after losing to New Zealand in the ODI series. The New Zealand series missed the senior boys but now with those guys coming back, India are starting their preparations for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
India's Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen
Bangladesh Playing XI: