Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Bangladesh vs India, 1st Test Preview (12/14/22): Big Bash League 2022-23 – Live Cricket Score

Bangladesh versus India First Test: The Indian men will take against Bangladesh on Wednesday (December 14) at 9:00 a.m. (IST). The first match of the two-match Test series will be contested at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury National Stadium.

Bangladesh had previously won the three-match ODI series 2-1 on December 10. Given an opponent like India, Bangladesh would be eager to replicate their previous white ball success. India, on the other side, would be seeking to win the series. The team is still vying for a spot in the World Test Championship Final at Lord’s in 2023, and KL Rahul’s men cannot afford to lose.

Pitch Report

To be sure, it’s a batting pitch at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury National Stadium, but it’s more suited to spinners.

The average first innings score in the previous five Tests played at the site has been approximately 365, while the average total score has been around 274. Almost all of the captains who won the toss chose to bat first. However, just 40% of teams won the game when they batted first.

The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury National Stadium has held 23 Tests so far. However, India has only played two Test matches at this site.

Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is a true subcontinent venue. The surface will be flat and batting-friendly throughout the first several days of the test match, with little for the bowlers. The first few days of the match will undoubtedly be a batting paradise.

The surface will deteriorate as the play progresses, and batting will become more difficult as the days pass. Slowly but steadily, the spinners will begin to have their say in this match as well. The pitch will aid spinners greatly, and they will play a significant role in this encounter.

Bangladesh is a difficult side to beat in their home country, as evidenced by their performance in the ODI series. They have some excellent spinners in their ranks who are used to bowling in their own conditions for test matches. This will be a difficult team for India to defeat.

Team India’s record at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury National Stadium:

No. Match Result Year 
Bangladesh vs India Drawn 2007 
Bangladesh vs India India won by 113 runs 2010 

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