Action cricket: India, the No.1 team of the Test, is to begin the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, considered a hidden Rustom from Thursday, whose first match will be played at the Holkar Stadium here. This is India's second consecutive Test series at home. Earlier, it had defeated South Africa 3–0. The hosts will try to keep their kingship at the World Championships by repeating their old performance in this series. They face ninth ranked Bangladesh, but the Indian team cannot take this team lightly in any way. Bangladesh defeated India in the first match of the T20 series. India, however, won the series after winning the next two matches.
Eyes will be on rohit
Once again, all eyes will be on Rohit Sharma in the Test. Rohit, who made his opening debut in the long format of the game from the South Africa series, will need to prove himself consistently for this place. Mayank Agarwal has made excellent partnerships with Rohit. Together they had added 829 runs against South Africa. India's batting in the Test is strong. Middle order is strong
Like in ODIs and T20s, its middle order is not weak in Tests, but it is one of the strongest middle order at present. Captain Virat Kohli had rest in the T20 series and now he is returning to the Test after being refreshed. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Hanuma Vihari have been steadily strengthening the team in the middle and lower order. In wicketkeeping, India has the option of Rishabh Pant in addition to Saha, but Saha will be preferred, it is considered almost fixed.
At the same time, bowling is more likely to go with Mohammad Shami of India, Ishant Sharma. The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are set to play. At the same time, Bangladesh is facing a lot of problems due to the absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. These two used to be the important link of the team in Tests. The team is commanded by Mominul Haq in the Test and would like the team to perform like T20 in the longer format of the game. As a former captain and senior player, Mushfiqur Rahim will also have huge responsibilities.
(Probable) India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant
Bangladesh: Mominul Haq (captain), Al-Amin Hussain, Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan, Mahamudullah, Mossadeq Hussain, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Linton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Taizul Islam, Naeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ibadat Hussain.