India were stretched in the first Test match in Chattogram, but they won key moments and took the match quite convincingly in the end. Cheteshwar Pujara stuck it out as he often does, Shreyas Iyer chipped in too as did R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav. Mohammed Siraj was exceptional in the first innings and the Indian spinners made an impression as well.
The action now shifts to Dhaka and India would hope to continue with their momentum and bag this match and bolster their chances of making it to the World Test Championship final. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will have to be far better than what they were in the first Test if they have to stay afloat in this competition.
IND vs BAN Predicted XI, Fantasy team, weather and pitch report:
With injury to Rohit Sharma, India could well opt for the fame side that got the job done in the first Test. There will be a lot of focus on KL Rahul – the batter. The Indian captain has not had the best years with bat in Tests and would want to round off the year with a score under his belt. Jaydev Unadkat is also in the squad and India could give him a go ahead of Umesh Yadav if they want to opt for the left-arm angle.
Shakib will not bowl in this match with an injury and this could force Bangladesh to make few changes to their squad. Taskin Ahmed will replace Ebadot Hussain and we could see an extra bowler in place of Nurul Hasan. Litton Das could keep wickets.
India vs Bangladesh Predicted XI
India Predicted XI: KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj
Bangladesh Predicted XI: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Yasir Ali, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed
Match: India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test match
Date & Time: December 22, 9:00 AM
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app
India vs Bangladesh Fantasy Team
Captain – Shubman Gill
Vice-captain – Zakir Hasan
Wicketkeeper – Rishabh Pant
Batters – Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Zakir Hasan, Litton Das
All-rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Axar Patel
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, R Ashwin, Taijul Islam
India vs Bangladesh, Dhaka weather and pitch report
The weather is expected to be pleasant and sunny for the duration of the match. As far as the pitch is concerned, it will assist spinners far more than the strip used in the first Test. Dhaka has always been a raging turner and spinners from both sides will find a lot of help. The task will be cut out for the batters.
India vs Bangladesh match prediction
India have dominated Bangladesh in Test matches in the past and the difference in skills was quite evident in the first Test match. With the pitch expected to assist spin from the first ball, both captains would want to bat first. This also evens out the contest, but India are clear favourites to bag this match and clinch the series 2-0.