After facing a disappointing series loss against the hosts, India are now up for a challenge in the longer format of the game. The whites come on as the men in blue take on Bangladesh at Chattogram for the test series’ opening fixture.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 14th December 2022, 9:00 AM IST
- Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
- Tournament: India tour of Bangladesh 2022
Bangladesh vs India- Previews and Betting Tips
After having no luck with the white ball, India will aim to take full advantage of the red cherry at Chattogram. In the absence of Mohammad Shami and Rohit Sharma, Jaydev Unadkat and Abhimanyu Easwaran have been replaced. For Ravindra Jadeja, 29-year-old Uttar Pradesh all-rounder Saurabh Kumar has been called in. Meanwhile, KL Rahul will lead the captaincy and Cheteshwar Pujara has been picked as vice-captain, ahead of Rishabh Pant.
Before this, India lost the ODI series to Bangladesh by 2-1. The hosts won the opening game by 1 wicket and the following by 5 runs while India emerged victorious in the last game by 227 runs. As for their previous encounter in tests, it dates back to 22 November 2019. The match was played at the glorious Eden Gardens where the visitors chose to bat. Ishant Sharma’s 5/22 bundled out Bangladesh for a mere 106. In reply, then-skipper Virat Kohli smashed 136 as India declared 347/9. Mushfiqur Rahim gave a tough fight with his 74 in the second innings but Umesh Yadav’s 5/53 and Ishant Sharma’s 4/56 helped India win by an innings and 46 runs.
Overall, in their past 5 encounters, India has won on four occasions and one match was drawn. Respectively, in their last five test matches against other opponents, India has won two out of five games while the hosts are still in search of a win. In this encounter, we predict India to win. It’ll be an exciting contest of bat and ball and we highly recommend our viewers try their luck with betting. In-play, three-way, match-winner, and over-and-under are some advisable options with the best return on your investment. Although, we advise you do your research before placing a bet.
After a huge series win, Litton Das will be high on confidence and one of Bangladesh’s biggest hopes with the bat. With 883 runs in his past 10 games, he averages just above 49. He will be accompanied by the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim who has 539 runs in his past 7 games at an average of 49. Skipper Shakib al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan will take care of the all-rounder department. As for the bowlers, Taijul Islam and Ebadot Hossain have been the most successful. Taijul has 24 wickets in his previous 5 games while Ebadot has 23 in his past 9 games. These players will play a crucial role in this encounter.
Squad: Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(C), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain
A new Indian team with high hopes of a comeback will enter this encounter. Just having scored his 72nd century and in the absence of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli will have a huge responsibility. He has 465 runs in his last 8 tests and will be looking to score some valuable runs. Rishabh Pant is another batter who has emerged as a glorious test batter. Averaging 45, Pant has 636 runs in his past 8 matches. On the other hand, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has done a tremendous job in test matches for India. He has 29 wickets in his past 7 matches and will be accompanied by the likes of Shardul Thakur. The pacer has 16 wickets in his last 5 games. India looks to be a well-balanced side and big knocks from Shubhman Gill & KL Rahul are to be expected.
Squad: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin
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Pitch and weather Conditions
A warm and sunny day is expected, with the temperature fluctuating around 28 degrees. The humidity will slightly increase from 55 to 70% as the match progresses. However, there are no signs of precipitation whatsoever.
Meanwhile, the spin-friendly pitch will be a tricky situation to deal with. Both teams will look two include two spinners at least to take advantage of the conditions. The Pacers will get plenty of swing with the new and will have to patiently bowl in case a batter makes a mistake. Batters will have a lovely outing as the wicket is as flat as it gets. The ball will come onto the bat quite nicely.
Bangladesh vs India: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||India to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – India||Virat Kohli||4.0||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||India||1.25||Check Odds on Crickex|