India will lock horns with Bangladesh in the second Test at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka, starting on Thursday, December 22. The tourists currently lead the two-match series 1-0 and will look to continue their winning run.
India will continue to miss the service of regular skipper Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai-born batter has not yet fully recovered from his thumb injury and will remain under the supervision of the doctors. KL Rahul will lead the side in Rohit’s absence.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 21, 2022
India, meanwhile, are unlikely to tinker with their playing XI as they look to continue their winning momentum with an ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final spot up for grabs.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be led by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan after being cleared off injury woes. He was struggling with injuries and didn’t bowl in the second innings of the first Test but bowling coach Allan Doland confirmed that he will play the Dhaka Test. The hosts will look to fire in unison and bounce back to end the series on level terms.
Details: India (IND) vs Bangladesh (BAN)
Date and Time: December 22, 2022, 9:00 am IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The wicket in Dhaka is expected to have a little more bounce and probably more assistance for the seamers as compared to the previous one.
IND vs BAN – Predicted Playing XIs
India (IND): KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj.
Bangladesh (BAN): Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque/Yasir Ali, Shakib al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Khaled Ahmed/Nasum Ahmed, Taijul Islam and Taskin Ahmed.
India dominated the first game and won the Test match by 188 runs. They are likely to continue their winning run in the second Test and inflict a whitewash and will start as favourites. However, Betway has placed its odds in favour of a draw at 7.50.
IND vs BAN – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Axar Patel, Mehidy Hasan (vc), Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Fantasy Team 2: Litton Das, Rishabh Pant, Mushfiqur Rahim, Virat Kohli (vc), Shubman Gill, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel (c), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj