Winner of India Vs Bangladesh Only Test Series at Hyderabad
Question in detailIndia Vs Bangladesh Test series: Bangladesh is set to tour India for the historic one-off Test starting from Feb 9 in Hyderabad. While the home side has extended their series-win streak beating England brutally across formats, Bangladesh's recent tour of New Zealand has been rather forgettable. Returned home winless, Bangladesh couldn't have ended their tour of New Zealand much worse. New Zealand wiped out Bangladesh across formats completing clean sweeps in Test, ODI and T20 series. Successive series whitewashes to Kiwis must have broken down Bangladesh's morale. Nevertheless, Bangladesh coach looks a bit optimistic and still believes the experience will hold the young side in good stead for future.
Beating Bangladesh and that too on home soil is no big deal for the leading Test side India. Notwithstanding to keep pace with the top sides in the longest format, Bangladesh would still eye an improved show in the upcoming India Vs Bangladesh Test series 2017. And yes, their potential to turn the tables can also not be negated.
Can Bangladesh become the winner of IND VS BAN only Test? This has a well-reasoned question mark. However, we can't deny the fact that Bangladesh has turned all the more successful at home over the past couple of years. As venue does make a difference in the Test cricket, India is not where Bangladesh can come competitive. Quite a few changes in Bangladesh's squad for the one-off Test against India are inevitable. And surprisingly, Bangladesh's pace sensation Mustafizur Rahaman would miss the game due to lack of practice. The left-arm 'cutter master' has not devoted enough time to practice sessions post recovering his injury. Mushfiqur Rahim has been handed the responsibility to fill the vacuum created by Rahaman.
For Bangladesh, it is hard nut to crack to become the winner of IND VS BAN only Test. They will hope their key batsmen like Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to come as fluent as they were on their recent tour of New Zealand. Hasan ended the two-match Test series with 284 runs, which also includes a double-century as well. Rahim, on the other hand, scored 172 runs in 4 innings. Batting is not something Bangladesh would be much concerned about as half of their batsmen are undergoing good form. But, bowling can come as the biggest hindrance along their way to success.
Will Virat Kohli add one more series to his winning streak beating Bangladesh in the one-off Test?