Ind Vs Ban 2nd Test Preview – Will Bangladesh Put Up A Tough Fight Against No.1 Test Side?

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Ind Vs Ban 2nd Test Preview - Will Bangladesh Put Up A Tough Fight Against No.1 Test Side?
Ind Vs Ban 2nd Test Preview - Will Bangladesh Put Up A Tough Fight Against No.1 Test Side?

Bangladesh will face India in their second Test match which is going to take place during November 21-26, 2019 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The match will start at 1 pm (local time) every day.

KEY PLAYERS

Mayank Agarwal(India): He scored a double century (243) in the last Test match with Bangladesh. To date,  he has played 12 innings with an average of 71.5 at a strike rate of 56.48.

Virat Kohli(India): He is the captain of Team India who has an average of 54.35 and a strike rate 57.62 with top batting ranking.

Mohammed Shami(India): With his magic spell of fast bowling, he claimed seven wickets in the last match against Bangladesh.

Mushfiqur Rahim(Bangladesh): He scored his 20th half-century in the second innings of the first Test.

Abu Jayed(Bangladesh): With his bowling skills, he took the wicket of Rohit Sharma and bowled Virat Kohli in the second ball of the previous match.

Taijul Islam(Bangladesh): He is the only bowler who has a milestone in the Bangladesh team after he took his 100th wicket with Afghanistan team 

TEAM FORM IN LAST 5 MATCHES 

India: India has won a total of 5 matches with no losses

Bangladesh: Bangladesh won just 1 match with loss of 4 matches

PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF INDIA

Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat kohli©, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami

 PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF BANGLADESH

Shabnam Islam, Imrul Kayas, Mominul Haque©, Mohmmed Mithun, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?

At the pre-match press conference, India captain Virat Kohli was understandably unsure of the dew factor under the lights and the difficulties of using a pink ball in such conditions While appreciating the challenges of playing with a pink ball under lights, Kohli hoped that day-night test matches would not become the future of test cricket.”I think this can be a one-off thing but it should not be a regular scenario. In my opinion, this should not become the only way Test cricket is played. Because then you are losing out on that nervousness of the first session in the morning.”

“You can bring excitement into Test cricket but you can’t purely make Test cricket based on just entertaining people. Entertainment of Test cricket lies in the fact that a batsman is trying to survive a session and the bowler is trying to set up a batsman (to get him) out. If people don’t respond to that, too bad.”

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