BAN vs IND 1st Test Prediction 14 Dec 2022
After a thrilling end to the three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and India, it is now time for two tests which both teams are scheduled to play in December. Bangladesh will be motivated to dominate the visitors again after their ODI series win against the hosts. The Test series will be part of the World Test Championship and will be crucial for both countries.
- Bangladesh has an advantage in home conditions and they know how the pitch will take turns in a Test game
- Team India witnessed a win in the last ODI in a high-scoring game and they will be hoping to continue the momentum
- Virat Kohli scored his ODI century after two years of drought and will be focused on his game for the Test format
BAN vs IND – 1st Test – Venue Details
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Date: 14th December 2022
Time: 9.30 AM (IST)
BAN vs IND – 1st Test – Team Previews
Bangladesh Cricket Board will be happy to see the performance of the current squad. They have dominated the ODI series by 2-1. Before the beginning of the ODI series, the board was worried about the absence of some crucial players in the team. However, now the team looks calm and composed and ready for the real test of cricket in a 5-day format.
Litton Das will lead the batting unit of Bangladesh. He has been part of 8 fixtures in 2022 and has scored 659 runs at an average of 47.07 with two centuries and four half-centuries. He will get good support from Mustafizur Rehman who is also in a good shape. The batters are well aware of India’s strength and at the same time are well aware of the home conditions.
With 20 wickets each, Ebadot Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz have taken the most for Bangladesh in tests this year. Right-arm medium bowler Khaled Ahmed has also impressed with 18 wickets in 6 matches, along with a 5-wicket haul against West Indies at Gros Islet in June earlier this year. Taskin Ahmed is making his return after missing out on the ODI series due to his injury.
The team faced a tough situation as they started their tour against the hosts. They lost the ODI series but in the last game of the series, the Indian batters and bowlers displayed a ferocious style of play and completely outnumbered the hosts.
Virat Kohli’s century would have given him more confidence to continue the momentum in the test series as well. Indian camp is witnessing multiple injuries currently as their skipper Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammad Shami are out of the playing XI because of the same reason.
Rishabh Pant has also been called off under some mysterious circumstances. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin will lead the spin department while the pace bowling department will be led by Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav. Jaydev Unadakt is making his comeback to international cricket after 12 years of absence.
BAN vs IND – 1st Test – Probable Playing XI
Bangladesh: Anamul Haque, Litton Das (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud
India: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav
BAN vs IND – 1st Test – Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
It’s a 5-day format of cricket and the pitch plays an important role. Chittagong stadium is known for its support to bowlers and hence the toss-winning should opt to bowl first.
BAN vs IND – 1st Test – Match Prediction
Team India is coming out as a stronger team when it comes to the test format. However, there are few new faces in the squad and that might make things difficult. Considering the overall performance, we predict team India’s win in the first test.