Dec 21, 2022, 21:24 IST

Indian Cricket: Preview for the 2nd test between India and Bangladesh


It is the final test and game for India in what has been an abysmal calendar year. In test cricket, the Indian team began with a series loss to South Africa before winning at home to Sri Lanka. The Indian team then lost to England before taking on Bangladesh in a short 2 match series.

India will be looking to win the 2nd test at Dhaka and take home the series 2-0 and also maintain the grip on the 2nd place in the World test championships. The first match saw spin play a huge role as Kuldeep Yadav picked 8 in the game and Axar Patel picked 4 wickets in the 2nd innings.

Venue – Sher- E- Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Time – 9 AM IST

Likely pitch conditions –

The pitch at Sher- E- Bangla stadium is expected to aid spinners a lot as the previous record at this ground has shown. The average 1st innings score is just 342, just like the 1st test, the captain winning the toss will look to bat first. The pitch will offer pace and bounce to the bowlers in the 1st session but by the end of the 3rd it could play into the favor of the spinners with batting becoming difficult.

Likely India XI –

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

Likely Bangladesh XI –

Z. Hasan, N. Shanto, L. Das, Y. Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, M. Rahim, N. Hasan, M. Hasan, T. Islam, T. Ahmed and K. Ahmed.

Head to Head Record –

Games played -12

Wins for India – 10

Drawn games – 2

Head to Head record at Dhaka –

Games played -2

Wins for India – 2

Sher-E- Bangla Stadium Record –

Games played – 23

Matches won by Bangladesh – 6

Matches won by visiting sides – 14

Drawn games – 3

Games won after batting 1st – 12

Games won after batting 2nd – 8

Games won after winning the toss – 12

Games won after losing the toss – 8

Highest individual score at this venue – 226 by Azhar Ali vs BAN in 2015

Best bowling figures in an innings at this venue – 8/39 by Taijul Islam vs ZIM in 2014

Highest team score at this venue – 730/6 Declared by SL vs BAN in 2014

Lowest team total at this venue – 87 all out by BAN vs PAK in 2021

Average 1st innings score – 342

Average run rate -3.3 RPO

Approaching milestones –

·Shakib AL Hasan needs 3 wickets to complete 650 international wickets

·Mushfiqur Rahim needs 49 runs to reach 8000 runs in 1st class cricket

·Nazmul Shanto needs 20 runs to reach 1000 runs in test cricket

·Shanto will become the 17th player to achieve this feat for Bangladesh

·If he makes his debut on Thursday, Nasum Ahmed will become the 101st test player for Bangladesh

·Nurul Hasan needs 33 runs to reach 1000 runs in international cricket

·Taijul Islam needs 10 wickets to reach 400 wickets in 1st class cricket

·Taskin Ahmed needs 4 wickets to complete 100 wickets in 1st class cricket

·If he makes his debut on Thursday, Abhimanyu Eeswaran will become the 304th test player for India

·If Pujara captains for India on Thursday, he will become the 37th Test captain for India

·Ashwin needs 7 wickets to reach 450 test wickets and will become the 2nd fastest to achieve this feat

·Ashwin needs 11 runs to complete 3000 runs in test cricket for India

·Ashwin will become the 4th ever player to score 3000 runs and pick 400+ test wickets

·Ashwin will become the 24th player to score 3000 runs in test cricket for India

·Mohammad Siraj needs 6 wickets to complete 50 wickets in test cricket

·Axar Patel needs 6 wickets to complete 50 wickets in test cricket and will become the joint 4th fastest to achieve this feat in his 8th test.

·Cheteshwar Pujara needs 16 runs more to reach 7000 runs in test cricket for India

·Pujara will become the 8th player to achieve this feat for India

·Pujara will become the 35th quickest achieving this in his 166th innings same as Graham Gooch.

·Umesh Yadav currently on 160 wickets needs 3 wickets to go past V. Mankad (162 wickets) to go into the 13th place in the all time leading test wicket takers for India.