India is all set to welcome neighbours Bangladesh for an off test match on 9th February 2017. The match will be played in Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The match would well be a uphill task for the Tigers who have suffered a hammering at the hands of New Zealand. They drew a blank in the long series to New Zealand losing all the matches on the tour. And as far as the Indian boys are concerned it may well prove to be a perfect practice match before the real test matches start against the Aussies from February 23. Let’s see the India vs Bangladesh Test match prediction, preview and squad.
The Indian looks set and have run over teams with pretty ease and have seemed invincible at home. They have got all bases covered and have enough resources on the bench. The team has embarrassment of riches when it comes to batting. The in form KL Rahul and Murlai Vijay are expected to open the innings for India with Abhinav Mukund likely to warm the bench.
The middle order is where all the headache begins. Chetaswar Pujara has fixed his position at no.3 and Kohli at 4. There is a fight for the number 5 spot as Ajinkya Rahane slugs it out against the triple centurion Karun Nair.The situation might well get interesting once Rohit Sharma gets fit. Then there are options in Hardik Pandya and Jayant Yadav for the lone all rounder spot.
The Wicket Keeper spot is grabbed by Saha ahead of Parthiv Patel. The bowling looks heavy like never before. Umesh, Ishant and Bhuvi pack up the fast bowling pack and India’s trump card Ashwin and Jadeja will be accompanied by Amit Mishra in the spin department.
But the same cannot be said about the Bangladesh team. They have talent but not one to challenge India and that too in India. They are completely dependent on Shakib Al Hasan and Musfiqur Rahim.Tamim has failed them more than what they would have liked and with Mustafizur still out due to injury their bowling doesn’t seem potent enough. Expect India to steamroll the Bengal Tigers with panache!!
India vs Bangladesh Test Match Prediction
India to win this match
India: Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Abhinav Mukund, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya,
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(c), Mominul Haque, Shafiul Islam,