Indian Cricket team is gearing up for the real cricketing battle of Tests after the colorful IPL bash as the team will play the first and only test against Bangladesh on June 10, 2015.
India skipper Kohli wins the toss and India will bat first.
Rain stopped play when India’s score was 106/1. Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 33 runs and Shikhar Dhawan at 74.
The playing XIs:
Bangladesh: Jubair Hossain, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar,Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque,Litton Das, Shuvagata Hom, and Mohammad Shahid.
India: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma M Vijay, Rohit Sharma,R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, and Varun Aaron.
The match will be played at Fatullah in a batting friendly track. Even though, India is playing an away match, the conditions in Bangladesh is much similar to India, and it will give an additional advantage to them while playing this encounter.
History is in favor for India, as they have won six out of seven test matches they played against Bangladesh. The remaining one match ended up in a draw.
Virat Kohli, the new captain of the Indian Cricket team will be aiming to start his captain innings with a spanking win. Kohli’s attacking cricket is quite crucial for Test matches, while Dhoni’s defensive line had pulled back India many times from wins to draws.
TV telecast and live streaming info:
The match will be shown live in India and Bangladesh in Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3. People in Middle East and North Africa can watch the match in OSN Sports Network.
Willow TV is telecasting the match in United States of America.
Star Sports will be live streaming the Test at its official website Starsports.com here.
Bangladesh is not the same old minnows who used to lag in cricketing field till the first decade of the 21st century.
They showed their impeccable playing ability and killing instinct against the recently concluded limited over bash. The team will surely show some excellent cricket considering the huge amount of support they receive from their home audience.
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