Match : IND vs BAN, 1st Test
Tournament : Bangladesh tour of India, 2019
Date : Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Monday, November 18, 2019
Time : 9:30 AM IST 04:00 AM GMT
Venue : Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
VENUE SCORING PATTERN
Avg 1st inn score : 557
Avg 2nd inn score : 299
Avg 3rd inn score : 216
Avg 4th inn score : 153
Highest Total : 557/5 (169 Ov) by IND vs NZ
Lowest Total : 153/10 (44.5 Ov) by NZ vs IND
Lowest Defended: 153/10 (44.5 Ov) by NZ vs IND
PITCH & CONDITION
Weather : On Thursday weather will be partly cloudy with daytime temperature reaching 27 °c. Night time temperature are expected to be 19 °c.It will be dry with no precipitation.The humidity will be around 57%.
Pitch : The wicket at the Holkar stadium usually favours the batsmen. With even bounce and short boundaries coming into play, batsmen tend to rule the roost. On expected lines, Sehwag played with sparkle and fizz, and composed that record-breaking double ton against the West Indies in 2011.
India : India return to Test action after sealing the T20 series 2-1 on Sunday and now they look to cement their position at the top of the inaugural Test Championship where they have won all five of their Test matches played so far.
Virat Kohli returns to lead the side and while they have frequently rotated in the various formats of the game, they will field an extremely strong side for this match with only the injured Jasprit Bumrah missing.
Rohit Sharma likes playing against Bangladesh. He has three ODI hundreds and a highest score of 89 in T20Is against them. Given his recent form across formats, you never know what’s coming your way.
India Squad : Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Bangladesh : Bangladesh competed much better in the T20 series than many expected due to their depleted squad and all the controversy surrounding the two-year suspension of star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, but they will have to do even better if they are to challenge India in these two Test matches.
Bangladesh have never beaten India at home or away. They have beaten Australia, England, and West Indies but not India. Bangladesh ended 2018 in fine form in Test matches by winning their last three against Zimbabwe followed by two against West Indies, but they have been in poor form in 2019 losing all three matches played including the last one against Afghanistan in September which was particularly disappointing.
Bangladesh Squad : Shadnam Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Saif Hassan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain
All odds are against Bangladesh. In the Test Championship thus far, India have not tasted any defeat. They are ahead in the head-to-head contests, winning 7 of 9 matches.
INDIA WILL WIN THE MATCH
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