Bangladesh vs India | 1st Test: The Bangla Tigers will be up against the Men in Blue in the second and final Test of the two-match Test series on Thursday, December 22, from 9 AM IST onwards at Dhaka.
After heartbreak in the ODI series, India bounces back winning the first test and earning valuable points for the World Test Championship 2021-23. Meanwhile, the hosts will also be looking to make a comeback in the second game here at Dhaka.
Match: Bangladesh vs India – 2nd Test
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Date & Time: 22nd to 26th December 2022 at 09:00 AM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Sony Sports Network and JIO TV.
The second Test will be played in Dhaka. The pitch out here is good for batting as the surface remains flat on most parts of the Test. Spinners might get some help on days four and five.
Matches Played: 12
Won by Bangladesh: 00
Won by India: 10
Bangladesh won the ODI series convincingly while losing the very first test against India last week. A batting collapse in the first innings made things harder for the hosts as they lost the game by 188 runs. The only positive thing to take from the last game is their debutant Zakir Hasan, who smashed a century in the second innings, scouring 100 off 224 balls.
Skipper Shakib scored a valuable 84 runs before getting clean-bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. In the bowling department, Taijul and Mehedy took four wickets each in the first innings is the other positive to take from the game. The home side is expected to make some changes in the playing xi to make a comeback here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Meanwhile, for the visitors it's again bad news as Rohit and Saini both are ruled out from the second and final test. Although Rohit's replacement Abhimanyu Easwaran is with the team, no replacement has been announced for Navdeep Saini. In the first game, Gill and Pujara both smashed centuries in the second innings while Pujara also managed to get to 90s in the first innings also. Shreyas e hammered 86 runs in the first innings while Pant scored a quickfire 46.
Coming to the bowlers, Kuldeep has done a brilliant job by picking a fifer in the first innings, and three wickets in the second. Siraj took three wickets in the first innings while Axar single-handedly destroyed the hosts in the second innings, picking four crucial wickets. Can India manage to keep the momentum in Dhaka also? In absence of Rohit, KL Rahul is set to lead the team once again.
Shakib Al Hasan (C)
Nurul Hasan (wk)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
You must change your team if any of these players aren't announced in the starting lineup.