Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and elected to bat first in their first pink-ball Test against India in the second match of the two-match Test series at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday.
The Tigers overlooked Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz to pave the way for Nayeem Hasan and Al Amin Hossain. Bangladesh went with a three-man pace attack in this game.After the toss, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came to the field and shook hands with the players.
Later, they rang the bell to start proceedings on the first day.
The Tigers are looking to bounce back from a crushing innings defeat in Indore in the first match. But restoring parity in the series against the world's No.1 ranked Test side will present an almighty challenge for Bangladesh by all measures.
India boast five of the world's top 11 Test batsmen in the ICC rankings. In contrast, Bangladesh's highest-ranked batsman sits in 30th place while the visitors' best Test bowler is in 23rd place in the rankings.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque(c), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), NayeemHasan, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat HossainIndia (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, ViratKohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, WriddhimanSaha(w), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma