India vs Bangladesh 2019, 2nd Test: Bangladesh's predicted XI
Bangladesh will look to register their first points in the ICC World Test Championship when they lock horns with India at Eden Gardens. This contest will mark the first appearance of both India and Bangladesh in a day-night Test match.
The visitors were bulldozed by an innings and 130 runs in the opening Test at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Mominul Haque and Co will have to perform much better in the upcoming match if they wish to salvage something out of the tour.
The performances of Mushfiqur Rahim and Abu Jayed were the only bright spots for Bangladesh in the first match, as the Indian team outplayed them in all three departments. However, they will try to forget their previous performance and look to make history in Kolkata by winning their first ever Test against India.
Here's how the 2017 Champions Trophy semifinalists are likely to line up for this historic game:
Bangladesh's Predicted Playing XI
Since reserve opener Saif Hassan has been ruled out of the second Test, Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam will open the innings for the visitors. Skipper Mominul Haque will back them up at No 3.
The three wicket-keeping batsmen in the side -- Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das -- will form the team's middle order, followed by the two spin-bowling all-rounders Mahmudullah and Mehidy Hasan.
Slow left-arm spinner Taijul Islam may lose his place to Mustafizur Rahman because the pink-ball will assist pace bowlers in Kolkata. Abu Jayed will retain his place after a four-wicket haul in the first Test, but Al-Amin Hossain may come in for Ebadat Hossain in the match lineup.
Bangladesh's Predicted XI for the 2nd Test: Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque (C), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (WK), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed and Al-Amin Hossain.Published 20 Nov 2019, 21:11 IST