Pitch and weather: The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium will assist spinners for most of the Test, with run-scoring likely to be at its easiest on the first day. Expect the team winning the toss to bat first, and avoid having to bat in the fourth innings. The weather is expected to be dry.
Bangladesh vs India Highlights today. 2nd Test, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Thursday 22-12-2022, India tour of Bangladesh 2022.
Toss: Bangladesh chose to bat.
Shakib Al Hasan: If we can survive in the first two hours, we should do well. In Mirpur, it’s better for batting and will help spinners later on. Two changes: Yasir out, Mominul in. Ebadot out, Taskin in.
KL Rahul: We would have done the same. But it’s a confusing wicket. There is a lot of grass. I’m not too disappointed because I have no idea what to expect from this pitch. I’ve taken advice from the experts: the coaching staff and seniors, to learn more about the pitch. We have confidence from the win in our first Test, and we need to get our minds in here. It might be damp in the first session, getting early wickets would be good. We have Jaydev Unadkat come in for Kuldeep Yadav. Hard decision on Kuldeep but we know Ashwin and Axar can find spin, and bring Jaydev in to cover all bases.
Bangladesh team: 1 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 2 Zakir Hasan, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Litton Das, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Khaled Ahmed, 11 Taskin Ahmed
India team: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Axar Patel, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Head to Head In Test’s: 12
Bangladesh Won: 0
India Won: 10
Bangladesh Test Rankings: 7th
India Test Rankings: 4th
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 3:30 AM GMT | 9:30 AM Local
Umpires – Chris Brown, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire – Michael Gough
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match number – Test no. 2484