After losing the ODI series, India will now take on Bangladesh in the first match of a 2-match Test series. Rohit Sharma has already been ruled out of the first Test and KL Rahul will lead the side in his absence.
India still have a chance to make it to the World Test Championship final and their fate is still in their own hands. They need to win this series and then dominate Australia at home.
IND vs BAN Predicted XI, Fantasy team, weather and pitch report:
India will need to make quite a few changes to their playing XI since many of their first-choice players are injured. Shubman Gill is expected to open the innings along with KL Rahul while Jaydev Unadkat could play his second Test match after a wait of more than 10 years.
India vs Bangladesh Predicted XI
India Predicted XI: KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav
Bangladesh Predicted XI: Najmul Shanto, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Taijul Islam
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Match: India vs Bangladesh, Test match 1
Date & Time: December 14, 9:00 AM
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app
India vs Bangladesh Fantasy Team
Captain – Shubman Gill
Vice-captain – Shakib Al Hasan
Wicketkeeper – Rishabh Pant
Batters – Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque
All-rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Axar Patel
Bowlers – Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj, R Ashwin, Taskin Ahmed
India vs Bangladesh, Chattogram weather and pitch report
The weather is expected to pleasant and sunny for the duration of the match. As far as the pitch is concerned, it will assist spinners and both sides need to put their best foot forward as far as playing spin is concerned.
India vs Bangladesh match prediction
India have dominated Bangladesh in Test matches in the past and despite their below-par performances in ODIs, they should be a far-better unit in Test matches. However, Bangladesh have always been superb in home conditions and should be a challenge for Rahul and unit. We expect India to win this match without any hassles.