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India vs Bangladesh, 1st Test – IND vs BAN Cricket Match Preview, Prediction, Where To Watch, Probable XI And Fantasy XI Tips

After facing an exhausting 2-1 defeat in the ODI series, team India would look to bounce back in the longer format against hosts Bangladesh.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam December 11, 2022 • 18:00 PM

After facing an exhausting 2-1 defeat in the ODI series, team India would look to bounce back in the longer format against hosts Bangladesh.

IND vs BAN 1st Test: Match Preview:


Team India are coming in from an embarrassing loss in the ODI series against Bangladesh where they were routed 2-1. While Rohit Sharma suffered an injury in the 3rd ODI, the Indian team will be led by KL Rahul. Abhimanyu Easwaran, who displayed a fantastic performance in India A tour of Bangladesh while leading the side, may get to open the innings with Shubman Gill. Rishabh Pant, who wasn't available in the ODI series, has been India's top run-getter in Tests this year with 532 runs to his name in 5 matches.

India would miss the services of their all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami in this series, both of whom were named in the squad initially. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin will lead the spin department while the pace bowling department will be led by Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav. Jaydev Unadkat will be making his return to international cricket after 12 years and will be itching to get his name amongst the wicket-takers in this series. All-rounder Shardul Thakur is also named in the squad. 

Bangladesh's batting unit will be led by Litton Das, who has scored 659 runs this year in 8 matches at an average of 47.07. Litton has smacked 2 centuries this year with 4 fifties to his name. Mushfiqur Rahim has been the 2nd highest run scorer with 379 runs to his name in 5 innings this year along with 2 centuries. The Bangladesh batting unit would look to take on the Indian team in home conditions. 

Ebadot Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz have picked up the most wickets for Bangladesh in Tests this year with 20 scalps each. Right-arm medium bowler Khaled Ahmed has also impressed with 18 wickets in 6 matches, along with a 5-wicket haul against West Indies at Gros Islet in June earlier this year. Along with Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam and Shoriful Islam, the Bangladesh bowling would present a competitive challenge against Indians, who haven't played Test cricket in a while. 

IND vs BAN 1st Test: Match Details

  • Date – Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Time – 9:00 AM IST
  • Venue – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Today's Match Prediction: Who will win today's cricket match? IND vs BAN 1st Test

Regardless of the ODI series loss, India will start as favourites to win the 1st Test against Bangladesh. 

IND vs BAN Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 11
  • India – 9
  • Bangladesh – 0
  • Draw – 2

IND vs BAN 1st Test: Where to Watch?

The Test series between India and Bangladesh will be broadcasted by Sony Sports Network while it will be broadcasted digitally on the OTT platform Sony LIV app. 

IND vs BAN 1st Test Team News:

  • India – Rohit Sharma sustained an injury in the 3rd ODI and has been excluded from the side along with Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami. Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini and Jaydev Unadkat will join the Indian team for the 2-match Test series against Pakistan.

IND vs BAN 1st Test Probable Playing XI:

  • India – Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav
  • Bangladesh – Litton Das (c), Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain

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IND vs BAN 1st Test Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers – Mushfiqur Rahim, Rishabh Pant
  • Batters – Virat Kohli (c), Litton Das (vc), Shubman Gill
  • All-rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Bowlers – Taskin Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Ebadot Hossain