India vs Bangladesh – 2nd Test Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is India vs Bangladesh taking place? Friday November 22nd, (7:30am GMT)

Where is India vs Bangladesh taking place? Eden Gardens, Kolkata

What is the expected weather for India vs Bangladesh? 29c and sunny through the day, but expected to drop to 23c by the evening with clear skies and light winds

What channel is India vs Bangladesh on? This match will be shown live on Star Gold HD (Sky channel 717)

Where can I stream India vs Bangladesh? This match can be streamed on the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for India vs Bangladesh? Tickets can be purchased for this match here

LAST MEETING
India won by an innings and 130 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

INDIA

  • India continued their superb run of form by dismantling Bangladesh in the first test at Indore, making it six wins out of six for them in the World Test Championship and firmly establishing themselves at the top of the table.
  • Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal hit a superb 243 to lay the foundations for the innings victory and he’ll be hoping to play a similar role in this test, alongside opening partner Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli, who will look to bounce back after being dismissed for a duck in the first test.
  • Whilst India is renowned for its turning pitches, it was their pace attack who stole the show in the first test and with Jasprit Bumrah still injured, fast bowling trio Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami should retain their places after taking 14 wickets in the match.

BANGLADESH

  • Missing their suspended captain Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh went down with a whimper in the first test as both the senior and younger players in the squad failed to step up to the plate in his absence.
  • Once again the Tigers will be without opener Tamim Iqbal as the left handed batsman has just become a father for the second time, giving young opener Shadman Islam a second chance to impress at the top of the order.
  • If Bangladesh are to stand any chance in this match, they will need their experienced pros such as Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim and stand-in captain Mominul Haque to put in much improved performances.

THE PREDICTION

History will be made in Kolkata as the first ever day-night test series in India takes place under the lights at Eden Gardens. India come into the match with a 1-0 series lead and full of confidence after dismantling the Bengalis with both bat and ball in the first test. Their seam bowling attack was particularly impressive and they will be looking forward to utilising the pink ball for the first time in home conditions.

Bangladesh will be under pressure to at least put up more of a fight in the second test, but realistically the absence of Shakib and Tamim are simply too much for them to cope with. Add this to a mix of under-performing experienced pros, combined with a group of young players low on confidence and India should have no problem sealing a 2-0 series victory here.

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