The 2 test series between India and Bangladesh is starting from 14 December. Both matches are very important for India according to the World Test Championship (WTC). After the 2-1 loss in the ODI series, Team India will adopt an attacking approach and would like to take revenge on Bangladesh by winning the Test series.
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 first 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.
Ashwin is the master of Asian pitches
Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 355 wickets in 58 Tests in Asia. He is only behind India’s Anil Kumble and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan.
He has also taken 29 wickets in 7 matches of this World Test Championship. In such a situation, it will be very difficult for Bangladesh to overcome India in the Tests.
India is at number four in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table with 52.08% points. Winning the first match will be 55.76%. In such a situation, Team India will overtake Sri Lanka and reach number three in the points table.
Sri Lanka currently has 53.33% points. Australia is first with 75% points and South Africa is second with 60% points. If the match is lost and drawn, India will remain at number four.
India will reach number 2 as soon as they win the series
A 2-0 series win will give India 58.92% points. At the same time, if Australia defeats South Africa in the Test starting on December 17, then India will reach number two in the points table. Even if the Australia-Africa match ends in a draw, India will reach second place. If South Africa wins, India will be number three.
Team India will be third in the points table after winning the series 1-0. India will be at number four if the series is drawn 1-1 and 0-0. A 0-1 or 0-2 series loss will see India drop to the fifth position.