Virat Kohli-led India need a solid session or two on the second day of the ongoing one-off Test against Bangladesh at Hyderabad, with the hosts aiming a 500-plus total to put the visitors under pressure.
India and Bangladesh square off in a solitary Test at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium starting 9 February, with the match being Bangladesh's first-ever Test on Indian soil.
On the directive of the Hyderabad High Court, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday appointed Ratnakar Shetty as observer for the one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh, scheduled to be held in the city from Thursday.
India will look to build on a highly successful home season when it clashes with Bangladesh, says head coach Anil Kumble even as he emphasised on his side's ability to take 20 wickets.
India and Bangladesh square off in a one-off Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad starting Thursday, with the occasion being a historic one due to it being the latter's maiden Test in their neighbouring country.
India's premier strike bowler Ravichandran Ashwin feels the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad gives him a chance to be "more imaginative" with his deliveries.
Bangladesh suffered a blow before their maiden Test match in India when opening batsman Imrul Kayes was ruled out Monday due to injury.
India vs Bangladesh: New Zealand experience will help visiting bowlers in one-off Test, says Courtney Walsh
It surely will be a challenge for the Bangladesh pacers to bowl at Indian batsmen in the one-off Test match in Hyderabad, but the experience they gained in New Zealand should help them in the contest, says visiting team's bowling coach Courtney Walsh.
India vs Bangladesh: Cheteshwar Pujara says conditions won't matter to visitors, expects fair contest
Cheteshwar Pujara asserted on Monday that India would look to continue their winning run in the upcoming one-off Test against Bangladesh, but cautioned his team against complacency.
India vs Bangladesh: We can't take visitors lightly despite our recent success, says Wriddhiman Saha
Resounding success against England and New Zealand notwithstanding, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Sunday said his team will not take Bangladesh lightly in the one-off Test beginning 9 February in Hyderabad.
Hardik Pandya and a fit-again Jayant Yadav will be aiming to impress the Indian team management during India A's two-day warm-up game against Bangladesh, starting in Hyderabad on Sunday.
The Bangladesh team arrived in Hyderabad on Friday for the one-off Test match against India, to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium from 9 to 13 February.
Mustafizur has been replaced by Shafiul Islam in the 15-member team to be led by Mushfiqur Rahim, who has also recovered from a head injury.
India vs Bangladesh: Abhinav Mukund's inclusion shows selectors have finally moved beyond Shikhar Dhawan
Abhinav Mukund may not be as aggressive as Shikhar Dhawan, but he certainly will be a lot more solid in approach.
MS Dhoni ran Mustafizur Rahman out in superb fashion to help India record a one-run win in a thrilling World T20 game against Bangladesh.
Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed while attempting to hit the winning six for Bangladesh when they needed just two off three balls.
MS Dhoni snapped at a journalist after the India-Bangladesh game in Bengaluru, with none from the media showing any support for the under-fire scribe.
Mortaza’s boys did everything right. Till the last three balls. They did what was required for Bangladesh to win. They almost changed history. They almost became the heroes the Chinnaswamy didn’t want.
Mortaza also defended his batsmen's strategy of going for the big shots even in the final stages of the match even though dealing in singles and twos would have been enough.
I know you aren't happy that India won today: Dhoni blasts journalist after win over Bangladesh in World T20
MS Dhoni lost his cool in a rare occasion after a journalist asked him whether he was happy with the one-run win over Bangladesh in the World T20.