India will be playing their first group league match against Pakistan on Friday and a win against England is essential, considering their poor run in 2014.

Making their comeback in the national team, both Yuvraj Singh, who scored 33, and Suresh Rain, who scored 41 in a losing cause against Sri Lanka made a strong case for them. However, the only blot was that both were out after they had got set.

The duo can also roll their arms over on this slow track at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, which makes young batsman Ajinkya Rahane's case a bit weaker.
    
By getting out for nought having misread the flight of a delivery by Sachitra Senanayeke, Rahane failed to impress.
    
The batsmen, who will definitely figure in the Indian team, are Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina.
    
While Raina batted at No 3 on Monday, it was done with an aim of giving skipper's trusted lieutenant a chance to settle down and play more deliveries since Kohli's place is settled in the side.
    
Yuvraj is a player who has got four man-of-the-match awards in India's last five official T20 internationals.
    
The only place Rahane fits in is at the top of the order where both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been struggling of late.

Rahane has also successfully opened for Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons of the Indian Premier League.
    
It won't be surprising if one among Rohit or Dhawan is dropped in order to accommodate Rahane. There remains a possibility of Dhawan making way for Rahane as Dhoni has backed Rohit in times which were even worse than this.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be the two main spinners in the side. Both being handy bowling all-rounders, they are much ahead in the pecking order than Amit Mishra, who has not done too badly in the limited opportunities that he has got.
    
Mohammed Shami is inarguably India's number one pacer currently and Varun Aaron looks better suited than Bhuvneshwar Kumar to become the second pacer of the side.
England, on the other hand, will be fighting a jet-lag having taken a long flight from Barbados to Dhaka.
    
Skipper Stuart Broad is suffering from a dodgy knee while the team is not exactly rich in overall international experience save a few like Luke Wright, Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan to support Broad.
    
But they have a few explosive players including Alex Hales, who briefly held the number one rank in the ICC list for the T20 batsmen before Brendon McCullum snatched it from him.

(JPN/Agencies)

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