Tuesday, 31 January, 2023

Dhaka Test: Bangladesh opt to bat first with two changes vs India

Dhaka Test: Bangladesh opt to bat first with two changes vs India

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Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first in the crucial second Test of the two-match series against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

Bangladesh made two alterations to their playing XI, swapping out Yasir Ali and Ebadot Hossain for Mominul Haque and Taskin Ahmed.

India omitted Kuldeep Yadav, who had a successful first Test, and brought in Jaydev Unadkat. This will be only his second Test since his debut in 2010, having missed an astonishing 118 Tests in between, which puts him second in the all-time list for most consecutive Tests missed between appearances.

Gareth Batty tops this list, having missed an incredible 142 Tests between his appearances in 2006 and 2016.

India secured victory in the first Test of the ongoing series in Chattogram, and are now looking to register a clean sweep in this match. Meanwhile, Bangladesh are hoping for a strong comeback, as they have never won a Test against India in the 12 matches they have played against them.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Mominul Haque, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Nurul Hasan (w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj