IND vs BAN, 2nd Test: India vs Bangladesh as the world test championship title battle heats up

Reserve captain KL Rahul will be eager to get through their difficult period as India are expected to destroy in the second Test against Bangladesh, which begins in Mirpur on Thursday, to cement their place in the Championship. World Test opponent. The race for the top two spots in the WTC rankings gets more interesting with India (55.77 PCT) moving up to second place after South Africa’s heavy loss (54.55 PCT) to Australia. (76.92 PCT) in the two-day Gabba Test.

The upcoming home series against Australia will be decisive in India’s qualification to the WTC finals for the second time in a row but they can’t afford to go wrong against Bangladesh, who have shown a lot. fought in the First Test after a poor first inning with the stick.

With regular captain Rohit Sharma yet to recover from a thumb injury, no change is expected in the 11-man Indian team playing. The first test gives a golden opportunity to those who like Shubman carries and Kuldeep Yadav and they made it count.

If Rohit is right for the game, it will be very difficult to eliminate Gill after his first Test of the Hundred in Chattogram. That situation didn’t happen, however, and Gill would have been keen to cash in on another opportunity.

Rahul will also be looking to take the lead after his two inning disappointment in the First Test. Like Chattogram, the pitch is expected to be slow and suitable for hitting the ball, giving Rahul an ideal platform to make runs ahead of the Australia series. It would be fair to say that Cheteshwar Pujarawho returned to the UK One Time Test, cemented his number three spot with 90 and a 102 abnormal strike was not out in the series opener.

It was refreshing to see Pujara execute his shots as India needed to speed up in the second inning.

The stage will also be set up for Virat kohli to get the first Test hundred point since November 2019.

India beat more than four rounds per round in the second half and it remains to be seen whether that aggressive approach was just an urgent need or a sign of things to come.

Considering the conditions, pitchers will again seek to target tree stumps, be it a speed pitcher or a slower pitcher.

Kuldeep, playing his first Test since last February, showed his artistry with a match of eight bumblebees. Compared to the main gyro R Ashwin and Axar Patelhe was a bit underwhelming in the second half but the left wrist spinner still won three shots.

Ashwin can only manage one racquet in friendly spinning conditions and he will look to make up for that here.

Axar showed his usefulness to the team with four hits in the second half with batters struggling with his quick left-arm swing. Bangladesh will also be confident in their chances based on how they beat on Wednesday. Rookie opener Zakir Hasan showed he belongs at this level. Advanced hitters include Litton das and Mushfiqur Rahim will aim to learn from their mistakes and earn big hundreds.

captain Shakib Al Hasan didn’t play badly in the second half due to injury and that’s why Bangladesh added the left hand Nasum Ahmed to the squad. Nasum is likely to launch Tests on Thursday.

former captain Mominul Haque can also get a game.

“He will be the first to admit that last year he didn’t run. But he is too good a player to be without. You cannot lose a player of the quality Mominul. He is. will definitely be considered for second place Test,” said head coach Russell Domingo. Teams: Bangladesh: Joy Mahmudul HasanNajmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Yasir AliMushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Islamic Taijul, Ahmed’s quest, Khaled AhmedZakir Hassan, Rejaur Rahman Raja.

India: KL Rahul (centre), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (VC), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh pants (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran AshwinAxar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat.

The match starts at 9am IST.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from an aggregated feed.)

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