Bangladesh v India 1st Test Match Tips


Bangladesh vs India Match Details

  • Date: 2022-12-14
  • Start Time: 09:00
  • Location: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
  • Tournament: Bangladesh vs India Test Series
  • Format: Test Matches
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • 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.

Bangladesh vs India Tips

Player of the Match: Virat Kohli

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Bangladesh vs India Test Series
  • Date: 2022-12-14
  • Best Odds: 8.0 @ Fun88

We are backing the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli to emerge as the player of the match in the first Test against Bangladesh. Kohli is in pleasant form with the bat since the Asia Cup. He was the top run-getter for India in the Asia Cup 2022 and second overall. The top-order batter continued his domination in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as well. Following an excellent performance in the shortest format of the game, the 34-year-old stunned in the ODIs. Playing in the third One Day International against Bangladesh, the Delhi Stalwart smashed a much-awaited century. The fans are hoping for the batting maestro to continue the rhythm in the Tests and take India home in the two-match series.

Top Bangladesh Player: Shakib Al Hasan

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Bangladesh vs India Test Series
  • Date: 2022-12-14
  • Best Odds: 4.75 @ 10Cric

Shakib Al Hasan will be one of the most experienced players in the Bangladesh team in the first Test against India. The 35-year-old has a decent record in the Test format. In 63 matches, he has hammered 4251 runs at an average of 39. He also has 29 fifties, five hundred, and a double-hundred to his name. Meanwhile, Shakib has contributed well to the team’s success in the Test format with the ball as well. He was picked a total of 225 wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 2.94 and an average of 31.23.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Mohammed Siraj

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Bangladesh vs India Test Series
  • Date: 2022-12-14
  • Best Odds: 4.5 @ Indibet

Mohammed Siraj is having a golden ride in the purest format of the game since his debut two years back. The seamer stamped his authority in red-ball cricket with an amazing debut against Australia. The 28-year-old has a brilliant 40 wickets to his name in just 13 Test matches at an average of 30.77 and an economy rate of 3.31. Moreover, Siraj will be the one leading the bowling unit for India in the absence of senior pacers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.