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One-off Test against Bangladesh

India win toss, opt to bat

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Update: 2015-06-09 23:40:00
India win toss, opt to bat

DHAKA: Visiting Indian has won the toss and opted to bat first in the one-off Test at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah of Narayanganj on Wednesday.

The match will kick off at 10:00am local time.

Bangladesh have less to lose from this series than India. If India loses to Bangladesh, they will drop to seventh in the ICC Test rankings, with 95 points. If the match is drawn, India will drop to 97 points but will stay above England and Pakistan. Victory will keep them at No. 3.

India have not visited since 2010. In seven Tests in Bangladesh, India have won six and drawn one.

Fatullah hosted more than 120 matches in the 2014-15 domestic season but the pitch is unlikely to show wear and tear early in the game.

 It is bound by grass, which has surprised the Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha, but Mominul Haque said it was on the slower side. It has been hot and humid in Fatullah for the last couple of weeks and rain is forecast over the next few days.

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha when asked about the pitch, which has grass on it "I have never seen a wicket like this."

"I have some vision in my mind which I have discussed with the team. We are all on the same page. It is pretty exciting for me to start as full-time Test captain and hopefully it is a positive start." Virat Kohli on the road ahead for his team

Squads

Bangladesh

Mushfiqur Rahim*, Tamim Iqbal, Abul Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Jubair Hossain, Litton Das†, Mohammad Shahid, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam

India
 
V Kohli*, VR Aaron, R Ashwin, S Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, B Kumar, CA Pujara, AM Rahane, WP Saha†, I Sharma, KV Sharma, RG Sharma, M Vijay, UT Yadav

Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena and NJ Llong
TV umpire - Sharfuddoula
Match referee - AJ Pycroft
Reserve umpire - Enamul Haque

BDST: 0938 HRS, JUN 10, 2015
HB/RS

** Bangladesh-India one-off test at 10am

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