Tamim Iqbal v Rohit Sharma

Tamim Iqbal (left) and Rohit Sharma (right). File photo

Two very different styles with very similar impacts on their respective teams. Sharma is all silken grace, and often waits to play himself in before treating the world to his luminescent strokeplay, which can turn out to be a deadly kind of elegance as evidenced in the opening game against Bangladesh. The powerful and often belligerent Tamim sets the tone for the rest of his team. The pre-eminent Bangladeshi batsman of his generation, Tamim loves batting against India and his contribution may prove vital.