Bangladesh vs India Match Details
- India will be hoping for revenge after losing the three-match ODI series by 1-2.
- The team will be without the services of Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Ravindra Jadeja because of injuries.
- India are yet to lose the Test match against Bangladesh as they have scored victory in all nine games.
After One Day Internationals, it is now time for India and Bangladesh to lock horns with each other in the purest format of the game. The visitors have a lot of redemption to do in the Tests as they lost the three-match One Day series by 1-2. Despite the poor performance in the 50-over format, India will start the first Test match as a favorite.
They have a 100 percent win record against Bangladesh in the longest format. Team India has won all nine games against the Tigers. Moreover, Bangladesh do not have a good Test record at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The Men in Blue played their last Test match against England in July this year. The match did not go as per the plan. However, in their last Test series, they defeated Sri Lanka by 2-0 in home conditions. India will be playing under the leadership of KL Rahul in the match that begins on Wednesday. The regular skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the tour because of an injury. Apart from Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja will also be giving the two-match series a miss.
The series is important for India as their chances of making it to the final of the World Test Championship are hanging by a thread. The team needs to win all the remaining six Test games to qualify for the final. Speaking of Bangladesh, they have not done well in the purest format of the game in the recent past.
They have lost 13 of their last 22 Test matches. However, the team will be hoping to make the most out of the Test series against an experienced India.