The India VS Bangladesh 1st Test will begin on Wednesday. The match will be an integral part of the World Test Championship. This is the most crucial series for the Indian Cricket Team if they intend to stay in the hunt for a place in the World Test Championship final. If India manages to get 100% points out of this series, then they will have a chance. So, will KL Rahul’s men manage to beat the odds? In Bangladesh, you expect the wicket to turn and bounce, and that is exactly what will happen. Here is a look at all those details:
Indian Cricket Team Preview Before India VS Bangladesh 1st Test:
The Indian team is very keen on making it to the WTC final. They want to get their hands on the mace. Currently, RSA is leading in the WTC table and India is chasing them down. The Indian team is looking solid. The strategy to play Rishabh Pant at number 5 has worked in their favor. It has made Rishabh India’s best test batter off-late. Virat Kohli is in red-hot form too and can dominate the India VS Bangladesh Test Series.
Shubman Gill, KL Rahul(c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Saurabh Kumar
Expected Playing 11:
Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur/Saurabh Kumar, Umesh Yadav/Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj
Bangladesh Cricket Team Preview Before India VS Bangladesh 1st Test:
The Bangladesh squad made a huge upset in the ODI series. But more than an upset, it was a clear-cut victory. They outplayed the Indians with sheer skill. They will be looking to emulate the same performance in the red-ball format. The pitch is expected to turn and it will be very dry from the first day itself. Shanto is a batter to watch out for. He is technically very sound. The same is the case with captain Shakib Al Hasan. The India VS Bangladesh test series will be exciting if the Bangla tigers play well.
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mominul Haque, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Nurul Hasan, Yasir Ali, Zakir Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja
Expected Playing 11:
Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Liton Das, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Taijul Islam
Venue of the India VS Bangladesh 1st Test:
The game will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The first innings scores can go up from 300 to 350. The pitch gets drier and rough as the days progress. The spinners will be in the game from day 3.
The game will begin at 9:00 am IST. And it will be aired on the Sony Sports Network.
Predictions for India VS Bangladesh:
The basic prediction is that India will win the match. Axar Patel is going to have a good game with the ball. He can even pick a 5-wicket haul. Virat Kohli or Rishabh Pant will make an impact with the bat. They will do much of the scoring for India. For Bangladesh, it will be Mehidy Hasan Miraz with the bat and the ball too. The player is maturing with time.
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