After winning the 1st Test by 188 runs now India will clash with Bangladesh in the 2nd Test Since tomorrow. The match is scheduled from 22nd December to 26th December.
India has taken the 1-0 lead in the series, they will want to take it 2-0 and make their position strong for the ICC World Test Championship.
The good thing for India is that in this format, it has not lost even a single match against Bangladesh in 22 years. India can also move to the second spot in the WTC points table if they win the series 2-0. At the same time, Bangladesh will have to avoid players like Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin of India.
Further in the news, we will tell you the strategy of Team India for the 2nd test and the possible playing 11 of both teams. Will also tell how India can get closer to entering the WTC final if it wins the Test series.
So far 12 Tests have been played between the two countries. 10 India won and 2 matches were drawn. Bangladesh’s team could not win a single test against India. India has defeated them by an innings margin 5 out of 9 times.
2 times by more than 9 wickets and 3 times by a margin of more than 100 runs. India has also played 9 Tests in Bangladesh, out of which 7 were won and 2 were drawn.
After the 2-1 loss in the ODI series, Team India has adopted an aggressive approach in the Test series. The team has not been given any chance to Bangladesh to dominate. The team has a strong batting line-up in the form of Rahul, Gill, Kohli, Pujara, Iyer, and Pant. There are also 2 top-class spinners in the form of Ashwin and Akshar. They can also bat in the lower order.
In bowling, India has a third spinner in the form of Kuldeep Yadav. Also, the best pacers are available in the form of Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj. Both can consistently trouble Bangladeshi batsmen by bowling at a speed of more than 140 km/h.
Hence India is the favorite to win the match.
Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the 2nd Test as well due to injury. KL Rahul will take charge of the team in his place again. Rahul captained Team India in the Test for the first time on the tour of South Africa in January this year. South Africa won this match by 7 wickets.
Rahul would like to improve his record as Test captain by winning both matches of the series. Apart from Tests, Rahul has also captained 7 ODIs. In these, India won 4 and lost 3. He also captained Team India in a T20, in which India won.
Bangladesh Probable XI: Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
India Probable XI: Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj