Dec 13, 2022, 21:08 IST

Indian Cricket: Preview for the 1st test between India and Bangladesh


India and Bangladesh after a quick 3 match ODI series will turn to the longest format of the game. Bangladesh are out of reckoning for the finals of the WTC final in 2023. India on the other hand still are in within a shout to make it to the finals for the WTC. The first game will be played at Chattorgram with both the teams having fitness issues.

Venue – Zahur Ahmed Chaudhary Stadium, Chattorgram

Time – 9:00 AM IST

Likely Pitch conditions –

Winter and light is set to play a major role in the two tests series. This is the 23rd time this ground will see test cricket making it the joint highest for Bangladesh in terms of tests hosted. The average first innings score here is 372 and the average run rate is 3.2 runs per over. Batting in the 3rd and 4th innings becomes a task so the team winning the toss will look to bat first. The spinners could come into play during the latter half of the game prompting India to go in with 3 spinners.

Likely India XI –

KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, R. Pant, A. Patel, R. Ashwin, U. Yadav, K. Yadav and M. Siraj

Likely Bangladesh XI –

N. Shanto, A. Haque, M. Haque, M. Rahim, L. Das, M. Hasan, T. Islam, E. Hossain, S. Islam, K. Ahmed and N. Hasan

Head to Head record –

Matches played – 11

Games won by India – 9

Drawn games – 2

Head to Head record at this venue –

Games played – 2

Wins for India – 1

Draw – 1

Indian records at this venue –

Best score by an Indian – 116 by Gautam Gambhir in 2010

Best bowling figures by an Indian – 4/92 by Amit Mishra in 2010

Chattorgram test record –

Games played – 22

Matches won by Bangladesh – 2

Games won by visiting side – 13

Drawn games – 7

Games won after batting 1st – 8

Games won after batting 2nd – 7

Games won after winning the toss – 7

Games won after losing the toss – 8

Best score by a batter – 319 By Kumar Sangakkara in 2014

Best bowling figures – 7/36 Shakib Al Hasan vs NZ in 2008

Highest team total – 713/9 by SL vs BAN in 2018

 Lowest team total – 119 by BAN vs SAF in 2008

Approaching milestones –

·If he plays on Wednesday this will be Shakib Al Hasan’s 100th first class game

·Mushfiqur Rahim needs 100 runs to reach 8000 runs in 1st class cricket

·Najmul Shanto needs 87 runs to reach 1000 runs in test cricket

·Shanto will become the 16th Bangladeshi players to get to this mark

·Ravichandran Ashwin needs 8 wickets to reach 450 wickets in Test cricket

·Ashwin will become the 2nd fastest player to achieve this feat

·Ravichandran Ashwin needs 69 runs to reach 3000 runs in test cricket

·Ashwin will also become the 4th player to achieve 3000 runs and 400 plus wickets

·Mohmmad Siraj needs 10 wickets to reach the 50 wicket mark in test cricket

·Siraj could become the joint 3rd fastest to achieve this feat in terms of matches

·Rishabh Pant needs 2 sixes to reach 50 sixes in test cricket

·Pant will also become the 8th Indian to achieve this feat with Sehwag leading the list at 90

·Pant needs 25 runs to reach 4000 runs in 1st class cricket

·Axar Patel needs 11 wickets to reach 50 test wickets

·Patel could become the joint second fastest to achieve this feat in his 7th test match

·Umesh Yadav with 158 wickets needs 5 wickets to go past Vinoo Mankad with 162 wickets to become the 13th successful test bowler for India.