India vs. Bangladesh: Second Test Preview

India vs. Bangladesh: Second Test Preview

Match Details:

Series/tournament name: India vs. Bangladesh

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date: November 22, 2019

Time: 1 p.m. IST


After the drubbing at Indore, India reach Kolkata as they host their first ever day-night Test match. India and Bangladesh are latest in the bandwagon to play pink ball Tests among the top 10 Test teams. While India got to practice against the pink ball at Indore in the twilight hours, Bangladesh have had little time to wake up from the hiding they received.

India's pacers are expected to be even more potent with the pink ball and Bangladesh, depleted by the absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, and hurting from the Kolkata loss will have their task cut out. 

Weather report:

Clear skies are expected on all five days. Conditions could encourage a bit of swing, particularly under the lights. 

Pitch report: 

The pitch is reported to have 6mm of grass cover, making it a lively pace bowling wicket. The pink ball in the third session of the Test could be too hot to handle for the batsmen.

Predicted Playing XI:

India: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan/ Taijul Islam, Mustafizur

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