Photo Album: Practice session, Bangladesh vs India, Only Test 2017
This is a match at least 15 years in the making. Ever since the FTP came into existence back in 2001, every Full Member has hosted Bangladesh for bilateral cricket but India. For 16 years the BCCI has laughed in the face of the FTP. [Read also: ভারতকে সতর্ক করলেন হাথুরুসিংহে]
Another interesting fact is that It’s been more than seven years since India hosted a sub-continent side in a Test match. The last time that happened, a perfectly potent spin duet of Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath was pulverized into submission by the unforgiving blade of Virender Sehwag at the Brabourne Stadium. As it turned out, by virtue of that win India climbed atop the ICC Test Rankings for the first time ever.
The pitch in Hyderabad looks like typical subcontinent pitch. Weather forecast doesn’t indicate any chance of rain in the upcoming five days. So we can have our fingers crossed and hope for a match without getting rain or anything to play a spoilsport.
Bangladesh Probable XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c&wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi/Shafiul Islam