world Cup. selection. getting hurt. Series loss. With the red ball in hand, India need to quickly put these things aside and focus on the World Test Championship now. India has played five tests this year
Lost all three matches played, and now prepare themselves for a two-Test series against Bangladesh, who are also strong at home, but not a great run
There from 2021.
India will have its eyes firmly set on its WTC opportunities; They are currently fourth in the table behind Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka, and have six Tests left in this cycle – two in Bangladesh and four against Australia at home. India can only afford to lose one of them, so they can’t afford to go bad even though they last played a Test five months ago. They are also without some of their key Test players Rohit Sharma (at least for the first game), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja, who will rely on stand-in skipper KL Rahul to rally their troops and make the most of the match. It is said for Quite an inexperienced bowling attack. R Ashwin and Umesh Yadav may have played more than 50 Tests, but the most recent match between them dates back to early 2022.
The last time India played a Test in Bangladesh was in 2015 – a rain-affected draw in Fatullah – and even though India have never lost a Test in Bangladesh, the hosts are not the same as seven years ago. Bangladesh have started frying bigger fish like England and Australia with a more potent spin attack on turning tracks, but they won’t be proud of their home record since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They suffered 2-0 whitewashes against West Indies and Pakistan last year and a 1-0 loss to Sri Lanka this year.
However, they can take confidence from the fact that they have batted mostly well against India in Chattogram, the venue of the first Test, and they last scored 465 against Sri Lanka in May. Just like that game, Bangladesh will likely be without Zippy Taskin Ahmed, and could be further weakened if Shakib Al Hasan doesn’t make the cut after Umran Malik hit his rib cage in the second ODI. He was taken for a precautionary check-up on Tuesday and is still under observation.
Their middle order of Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib and Liton Das will have to do the heavy lifting unless Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who headed into this series with four low scores against India A, strikes in Zakir Hasan’s company . The debutant is likely to ride on the back of big runs including 173 against India A in the last two weeks. Bangladesh will also be without much experience in their attack which makes it a bit counterintuitive in some ways.
Bangladesh LLLDL (Last five matches, most recent first)
A forgettable T20 World Cup, 73 off 70 balls to start the Bangladesh tour, with the added responsibility of captaincy and being the senior opener in Rohit’s absence KL Rahul
in the headlines. Like all India players, all he can do this time is put aside the pressure of performing to keep his name alive for the home World Cup, and that’s what he has done. pretty good over the last two years
, play test cricket.
In Taskin’s absence, Ebadot Hossain, Khalid Ahmed and Shoriful Islam are likely to spearhead Bangladesh’s pace attack while Mehidy and Shakib will handle the spin. Nurul Hasan is keeping wicket and Zakir will open the batting on debut.
Bangladesh (Probable): 1 Mahmudul Hasan Joy, 2 Zakir Hasan, 3 Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (c), 6 Liton Das, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraj, 9 Shorful Islam, 10 Khalid Ahmed, 11 Ebadat Hussain
The first question for India is who opens in Rohit’s absence? Shubman Gill hasn’t done much wrong in his debut Test career, but so has Abhimanyu Easwaran, who scored 157 and 141 in the two matches against Bangladesh A and has experience of playing on Bangladesh pitches. nine dhaka premier league games
earlier this year. With a batting-friendly pitch expected, India will play with five bowlers, which means two spinners and two pacers, leaving the fifth spot as a toss-up between third seamer or spinner, depending on the circumstances. Will Jaydev Unadkat get a game as a left arm substitute? He has the best average in first-class cricket since January 2019, bowling mostly on flat pitches in India.
India (Probable): 1 KL Rahul (c), 2 Shubman Gill/Abhimanyu Easwaran, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Akshar Patel, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Mohammad Siraj
Known for the runs it provides, the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is expected to have a more flat surface over the next five days with dry weather and temperatures rising to 27 degrees Celsius.
“We’ve got to go to bed, that simple. You can’t watch football until three in the morning, and play a Test that starts at 9.30 in the morning. It’s stupid. I would be disappointed if they did that.”
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo Don’t come across as a Messi fan as he has no regrets about missing the Argentina vs Croatia football World Cup semi-final
“We are playing Test cricket after a long time, that mental change also takes some time. Discussions are on, we have had a good chat about it, long discussions are on and it is going to be difficult for a lot of teams. Has happened.” Too.”
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