India captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat vs Bangladesh, in the one-off Test in Hyderabad.
India has dropped Karun Nair despite scoring a historic triple century in his previous innings, during the Chennai Test against England.
A fit-again Ajinkya Rahane comes back into the playing eleven in place of Nair.
“Very good surface to bat on”, said Kohli. Rahane replaces Karun Nair in the playing XI.
As usual Virat Kohli opts 6-5 policy. “Great moment for Bangladesh cricket”, said Rahim.
India are playing five bowlers, including three fast bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma, while Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are the two spinners.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi
Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ishand Sharma
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh