India vs Bangladesh Live Streaming: History beckons as Bangladesh is all set to take the field for the first time on Indian soil for a one-off test match series against India. It has been 17 long years since the day when Bangladesh for the first time played against India in Bangladesh. And as we build up to the one and only India vs Bangladesh test match, we bring forward live streaming details and the TV guide alongside a match preview that will keep you in touch with all the developments in the upcoming test match series.
India vs Bangladesh: Match Preview
It is definitely going to be one of the most memorable moments in the history of Bangladesh cricket as they travel to India for the first time to play a test match against the ruler of cricket in the subcontinent. This brings back the memories of the first India vs Bangladesh Test match which took place in Dhaka 17 years ago. This not only brings forth the rise of Bangladesh cricket, but also the contribution of Indian cricket in the rise of Bangladesh as a cricketing nation as the biggest moments of Bangladesh have come in matches involving India.
Now coming to the one-off encounter, India are clearly the favorites to keep the unbeaten streak going when they take the field against their eastern neighbors. The Indian test team led by Virat Kohli is currently unbeaten in as many as 18 test matches on home soil. The record for the longest unbeaten streak stands at 20, and if anything doesn’t go horribly wrong, it is believed that Virat Kohli and his boys will definitely take one step further to repeat the feat if not better it during the upcoming India vs Australia series.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will definitely look forward to making things difficult and delay the inevitable as much as possible for they trail the Indian cricket side in almost all departments of the game. However, standing at such a juncture the Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been quoted saying that he and his boys do not believe that it is not one of the historic moments and they are here to showcase their capability. He said, “I don’t believe this is a historic Test. We want to tell world cricket what we can do in India. We want to play in such a way that India invites us again and again. This to me is just another Test match.”
Bangladesh did not have the best of starts to the series as they had a tough time out in the middle in the warm-up match against India A. The bowlers were made to toil hard as India A piled up runs with three hundred-run innings coming from Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, and Vijay Shankar. Only two of the Bangladeshi batsmen could manage to notch up half-centuries but nothing else could be taken from that. however, Shakib al Hasan did not play the match who might turn out to be one of the important players in the Bangladeshi batting line-up.
Bangladesh are yet to win a single test match against India. There have been 8 test matches played between India and Bangladesh all those being held in Bangladesh, and they have managed to draw only a couple. India have won the rest of the 6 matches. For India, the top-scorer against Bangladesh is Sachin Tendulkar while Zaheer Khan is the leading wicket-taker for India against the neighbors from the East. For Bangladesh, Mohammad Ashraful has scored the most number of runs and Mohammad Rafique has picked up the most number of wickets. Shakib al Hasan is one of the three men in the history of test match cricket have managed to score a hundred in a test match as well as pick 10 or more wickets in the same match.
India vs Bangladesh: Team News
Both India and Bangladesh will be going full throttle against each other when the coin will be tossed up in the air on theday after tomorrow. India have named a full-strength eleven despite facing the much less-threatening Bangladesh who will be trying their best to take something out of the first tour of India. For India Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha are set to make a comeback in the playing eleven who had missed out the actions from the England series due to injury. Ashwin and Jadeja will be back in the side after being rested from the T20 side which played England and ended on the winning with a 2-1 scoreline. Amit Mishra has been ruled out of the test match due to an injury and Kuldeep Yadav has been brought into the scheme of things as a replacement of the leggie.
For Bangladesh, the trump card will definitely be the young off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz who had a brilliant debut test match series against England picking up as many as 22 wickets in the two matches. It will be a real test for the 19-year old as visiting India has been regarded as the ultimate test for any spinner, and he should be aware of that. Bangladesh do boast of a number of other talented players in the form of Mahmudullah who almost pulled off a stunning 1 wicket win in the first test against England. However, the Bangladesh batting line-up will have their task cut out in front of Ashwin and Jadeja. Also, the absence of Mustafizur Rahman might hurt the visitors to some extent. Imrul Kayes has been injured during the two-day warm-up tie and is expected to be replaced by Mosaddek Hossain who has scored as many as three double centuries in domestic cricket.
India (probable line-up): Virat Kohli (c), Vijay, Rahul, Pujara, Rahane, Nair, Ashwin, Saha, Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jayant Yadav and Umesh Yadav
Bangladesh (probable line-up): Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman,Kamrul Islam,Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam and Taskin Ahmed
India vs Bangladesh: Match Details
Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 09:30 AM IST, 04:00 AM GMT
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
India vs Bangladesh: TV Guide and Live Streaming Details
TV Listings: The India vs Bangladesh one-off test match series is going to be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1 in India. Hindi commentary of the match will be available on Star Sport 3 and Star Sports HD 3.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the India vs Bangladesh test match will be available in India on Hotstar.
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