IND vs BAN: Team India’s probable playing XI for the 2nd Test

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The Indian cricket team defeated Bangladesh in the first Test match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Sunday, December 18th. The fifth and final day of the Test match. The Indian bowlers finished the match in just 50 minutes on the final day.

India will play Bangladesh in the second and final Test on Thursday (December 21). India easily defeated the hosts by 188 runs, gaining momentum ahead of the Dhaka Test. Bangladesh hopes to make a comeback in the second Test after making significant changes to the squad. Because Rohit Sharma is out with a finger injury, KL Rahul will captain India.

Probable Playing XI

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In terms of the playing XI, because Rohit Sharma and Navdeep Saini will be unavailable for selection, Team India will once again rely on KL Rahul’s captaincy. As seen in the first test match of this ongoing series, Virat Kohli‘s experienced tactics assisted KL Rahul in carrying out his leadership duties with ease. With others doing well in an easy win in Chattogram, the spotlight will be on Rahul, Kohli, and Pant. Rishabh Pant, who played well in the first Test match, shall be once again seen behind the wickets. In Chattogram, Pant was the better batter of the three. Pant hit a 45-ball 46 in the first Test.

Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer were among the top scorers of the 1st Test, and the charts for most runs were led by Cheteshwar Pujara who is back in his incredible form. Pujara’s batting style witnessed that he could fire whenever instructed. Iyer performed well in the limited-overs and started well in the 1st Test, and will aim to continue in the second Test. Gill will be satisfied with his ton in the first Test, having failed in the second innings.

Team India may bring in Jaydev Unadkat, who was unable to travel to Bangladesh for the first Test due to visa issues. After 12 years, he has been called up, and team India and management will consider him to be in the playing XI. Umesh Yadav is likely to be benched in favour of Unadkat, who will assist the in-form Mohammed Siraj.

As all-rounders, the three spinners – Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ashwin – could continue to dominate. Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav are India’s two left-arm spinners for the game.