The real ‘Test’ (pun intended) for Bangladesh begins here! After being edged out in the three-match Twenty20 International series 2-1, the Tigers face an even stiffer task as they face the No. 1 ranked Test side in the world in the first of the two-match Test series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Thursday.
India have been in exquisite form at home winning their last 11 consecutive Test series. With Virat Kohli, who was rested from the T20I series, back at the helm, India will be eyeing the 120 points that will help them consolidate their position in the World Test Championships. India have won each of their five Tests in the Championship and now have an opportunity to maintain their glorious run against a team placed eight places below them in a competition that is expected to be a one-sided affair.
In their last Test series, India thrashed South Africa at home to complete a series sweep while Bangladesh lost the one-off Test against Afghanistan in their last outing.
For the visitors, in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque has been given the responsibility to lead the visitors. Shakib was handed a two-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not reporting corrupt approaches.
However, despite being the underdogs, Bangladesh will be eager to prove a point in what will be one of their toughest away tours. It will be an opportunity for the youngsters to prove their mettle against one of the best Test teams in the world in conditions that are almost similar to the ones back in Bangladesh.
Details of how you can follow LIVE action of the 1st Test between India and Bangladesh from the Holkar Stadium in Indore
What: India vs Bangladesh 1st Test
When: November 14 (Thursday)
Where: Holkat Stadium, Indore
Weather: Sunny skies with a maximum high of 29 degree Celsius
Time: 9.30 AM IST
On TV: Star Sports Network (in India)
LIVE streaming: Hotstar
My Dream11 Team
Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim
Batters – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Imrul Kayes
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mahmudullah
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Taijul Islam, Umesh Yadav
Dream11 Tips and Predictions
India’s Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
Bangladesh’s Probable XI: Shadman Islam, Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Saif Hassan, Mominul Haque Showrab (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed Rahi/Ebadot Hossain
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill
Bangladesh Squad: Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan, Saif Hassan, Ebadat Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Mithun