Not all matches are won in the first innings. But veritably numerous are lost. It’s this trouble that Bangladesh has to guard against to help a clean reach when it welcomes India to the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium for the alternate and final Test from Thursday.
In Chattogram, the caller was 48 for three in the first innings, only to be let off the hook. Bangladesh also collapsed for 150 in its opening essay to hand India the action, which K.L. Rahul & Co. Capitalised on to record a thumping 188- run palm.
In discrepancy to the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium gate, which eased up for fur after a tricky first day, the bone in Mirpur is anticipated to be further spin-friendly. South African legend Allan Donald, who’s the host’s fast- bowling trainer, verified the same on match dusk and indeed gratified a many original hearts with the news that commander Shakib Al Hasan was fit to renew his all- rounder duties.
The 35- time-old sailed just 12 overs of his left- arm spin in the first Test because of a caricature injury, and the stopgap is for him to combine well with the in- form Taijul Islam. The Indian nets, predictably, had a fair share of left- arm spin, with Kuldeep Yadav and a original net bowler feeding the batters enough.
But anyhow of the strength of the Bangladesh bowling – which will also be bolstered by scrambler Taskin Ahmed’s return – the Indian fur line- up remains redoubtable. That it managed to win the first Test without two of its stylish batters in Rahul and Virat Kohli getting big runs is enough substantiation that there are advanced gears it can shift into.
Rohit Sharma’s attainability means Shubman Gill will get a chance to make on his monstrously satisfying century, albeit on what’s anticipated to be a further testing gate. That Shreyas Iyer, arguably India’s stylish player of spin, is in fine trim after an excellent, match- turning 86 should give confidence.
Skipper Rahul had a dread when he’d to stop fur during Wednesday’s training after being hit on his right hand off a throwdown. He squinched in pain, dropped the club and shook his hand roundly and was soon attended to by the medical staff. But fur trainer Vikram Rathour, in hispre-match media briefing, said that it did n’t “ look serious. ”
Abhimanyu Easwaran is the reserve nature should Rahul not be suitable to play, and the Bengal batter was active in the nets, under the vigilant eyes of both Rahul Dravid and Paras Mhambrey.
The bowling will pick itself, with the spin triad of R. Ashwin, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav anticipated to do a bulk of the heavy lifting as India seeks vital World Test Championship points. Bangladesh can ill- go the kind of desirousness it displayed in the first innings of the opening Test.
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India: K.L. Rahul (Capt.), Cheteshwar Pujara (Vice-Capt.), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, K.S. Bharat, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (Capt.), Litton Das (Vice-Capt.), Mahmudul Hasan, Najmul Hossain, Mominul Haque, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Zakir Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Nasum Ahmed.