Bangladesh vs India | 1st Test: The Bangla Tigers will be up against the Men in Blue in the 1st Test of the two-match Test series on Wednesday, December 14, from 9 AM IST onwards at Chattogram.
After heartbreak in the ODI series, India will be looking to clinch the test series to go ahead in the World Test Championship points table. Meanwhile, the hosts will also be looking to keep their momentum going in the longest format.
Match: Bangladesh vs India – 1st Test
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Date & Time: 14th December 2022 at 09:00 AM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Sony Sports Network and JIO TV.
The Chattogram pitch is good for batting on days 1 2 and 3. Spinners will get some purchases in the latter stages. Overall, it won't slow down much. 280 is the average first innings score here.
Matches Played: 11
Won by Bangladesh: 00
Won by India: 09
The hosts, Bangladesh will be looking to keep their momentum going forward just like they claimed the ODI series 2-1 against India. With the absence of Rohit and Shami, it's a good opportunity for the hosts to convert this to a historical victory. The Bangladeshi squad is looking good with Shakib Al Hasan to captain the side along with experienced Rahim and Ebadot in the side.
The first Test will be played at Chattogram from December 14 to 18. Meanwhile, the second one is scheduled to be played at Dhaka from 22nd of this month. It will be interesting to see how the hosts perform in the test series against India as they are yet to win a test match against the Men in Blue's.
Meanwhile, for the visitors, it's time to take revenge for the loss in the ODI series. The news from the side is in absence of injured Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul is set to lead the side in the first test while Pujara was chosen as his deputy. All-rounder Jadeja and Shami are also ruled out of the series with Navdeep Saini and Saurabh Kumar replacing them in the squad. Moreover, Abhimanyu Easwaran was called up as a backup opener in place of skipper Rohit.
Shubman Gill is expected to open with KL Rahul while Pujara and Kohli are set to play in their respective positions. India may go with two spinners, Ashwin and Axar, and with three pacers including bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur. Will India be able to make a comeback they desperately need a win here to go further in the WTC points table?
Shakib Al Hasan (C)
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
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