Bangladesh will take on India in a two-match Test series, starting on December 14 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The hosts clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1 and will be looking to replicate the success in the red-ball battle.
India, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back like they did in the final ODI, thrashing Bangladesh by 227 runs. The tourists will be without their regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out of the opening Test due to thumb injury.
Talking about the race to the World Test Championship (WTC) final, Bangladesh are already out with only a solitary win in 10 games and are lying at the bottom in the points table. When it comes to India, they are currently fourth in the standings, and a win in each of their remaining six Tests, including the two against Bangladesh, will take them to the final.
BAN vs IND, Test series’ fixtures:
- First Test: December 14 – 18, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram at 09:00 AM / 03:30 AM GMT / 09:30 AM Local
- Second Test: December 22 – 26, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, at 09:00 AM / 03:30 AM GMT / 09:30 AM Local
Bangladesh (First Test): Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hassan Shanto, Mominul Haque, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Zakir Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Anamul Haque Bijoy
India (First Test): KL Rahul (C), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (VC), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat
Broadcast and live Streaming details:
- Bangladesh – Gazi TV
- India – Sony Six; Sony LIV
- United Kingdom – Sky Sports
- North America – Williow TV