The first Test of the India tour of Bangladesh 2022 will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram at 9 AM IST.
The tourists won’t just walk into this Test series on the back of a defeat in the ODI series but also without their regular captain, Rohit Sharma, who suffered an injury during the second ODI. KL Rahul will hold the command in the first Test with Cheteshwar Pujara as his deputy. Apart from this Test series, India will be aiming for securing a berth in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23. Out of the upcoming six Tests, the Men in Blue have to win at least five matches to claim a spot in the final. The Indian camp will aim to settle the score with Bangladesh by winning the Test series along with keeping an eye on the WTC final.
On the other end, the home team will be elated heading into the long format series after clinching the ODI fixture. Bangladesh continue their dominance on their soil and will look forward to carrying the momentum into the upcoming series. Bangladesh are yet to beat India in Tests, Shakib Al Hasan and his men will have to punch over their weight to register a historic victory in the forthcoming series.
India are undefeated in the head-to-head competition against Bangladesh. The two sides played 11 games, the Indians won nine and two fixtures ended in a stalemate.
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