Bangladesh will be looking to break their winless streak against India in Test cricket.
Bangladesh will be looking to strong fight against India in the two-match Test series. The visitors are missing key players for this Test series. Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the tour due to injury while Shakib Al Hasan has been banned from all forms of cricket after failing to comply with rules set by ICC Anti-Corruption Unit.
On the other hand, India have been excellent form and completely dominated the proceedings in the three-match series played against South Africa. Virat Kohli and co. completed their first-ever clean sweep over South Africa in Test cricket. The home side will be looking to continue their excellent form against Bangladesh in the upcoming two-match Test series.
Bangladesh side led by Mominul Haque will be determined to draw first blood in the Test series, we take a look at 5 Bangladesh players who could certainly steal the show in India.
The left-handed opener has delivered impressive performances for Bangladesh since making his debut against West Indies in Dhaka in 2018. Left-hander batsman has accumulated 234 runs in 4 Test matches at an average of 33.42 with one half-century to his name. Shadman Islam will be looking to make an impact with the bat for Bangladesh on his first trip to India.
He is Bangladesh’s premier batsman at the moment in Test cricket. Newly appointed Test Captain Mominul Haque will definitely be looking to score loads of runs against Bangladesh. Since November 2017, Mominul Haque has topped the batting charts for Bangladesh in Test Cricket. He has accumulated 773 runs in 11 Test matches at an average of 36.80 with four centuries to his name.
Mominul Haque will definitely hold the key for Bangladesh in this two-match Test series.
The 33-year old has been fairly consistent for Bangladesh in the Test format. He has been a bankable performer for the side in the middle-order for Bangladesh. Since November 2017, Mahmudullah has scored 738 runs in 11 matches at an average of 41.00 with three centuries to his name.
In the absence of Shakib Al-Hasan, the side will be relying on Mahmudullah to deliver the bulk of the runs. He also showed decent form with the bat in the recently concluded T20I series played against India.
Mehdy Hasan Miraaz
The off-spinner has definitely been a wicket-taking option for Bangladesh in Test cricket for past couple of years. With the Test matches played in Indore and Kolkata, Mehdy Hasan Miraaz will be exploit the spin conditions on offer in India.. He will have to come up with the better plans against players like Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma who will not allow him to settle into a rhythm.
The left-arm orthodox spinner has been premier bowler for Bangladesh in the five-day format. Taijul Islam is certainly going to enjoy the spin conditions on offer in India. Since November 2017, Taijul Islam has topped the bowling charts for Bangladesh in Test cricket. In 9 Test matches, Taijul claimed 51 wickets at an average of 25.27. He has picked four five-wicket hauls during this period. He will be looking to make an impression with the ball for Bangladesh in this two-match Test series.