India vs Bangladesh
India vs Bangladesh

India is set to tour Bangladesh for an ODI and Test series. While IND vs BAN ODI series will see 3 games, IND vs BAN Test series will witness 3 matches. During India’s tour of Bangladesh 2022, the ODI series will be played first followed by the Test series.

The IND vs BAN 1st Test begins on December 14 while the 2nd Test begins on December 22. Rohit Sharma leads India in the IND vs BAN Test series. India has all the key players in their squad and will aim to bag a whitewash in the series. Here we talk about India’s predicted playing XI for the IND vs BAN Tests.

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IND vs BAN: India’s Predicted Playing XI For Tests

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma is the skipper of India in the IND vs BAN Test series and will lead the team in both Test matches. The right-handed batsman has played 2 Test matches this year, in which he scored 90 runs with a top knock of 46 in one inning.

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KL Rahul

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo: Twitter)

KL Rahul might be the other opener for the team in IND vs BAN Testa. The right-handed batsman has hit 80 runs in 2 Tests this year with a top score of 50 in one game. KL Rahul will aim to set up good opening partnerships with Sharma at the opening slot.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara. Image: Twitter

Cheteshwar Pujara might be the one-down batter for the team in the IND vs BAN Test series. The right-handed batsman is a regular batter for India in Tests. In 2022, Pujara has shown good batting form, smashing 187 runs in 3 Tests at an average of 31.16. He has also hit 2 half-centuries.

Virat Kohli

IND vs BAN: India's Predicted Playing XI For Tests
Virat Kohli during the Adelaide Test (Photo- AFP)

Virat Kohli will be a middle-order batsman for India in the Test series against Bangladesh. The right-handed batsman has batted at an impressive rate in 2022. In 7 Test innings, the former India skipper has slammed 220 runs at an average of 31.42. He has also hit 1 fifty which was a knock of 79 runs.

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Shreyas Iyer

IND vs BAN: India's Predicted Playing XI For Tests
Shreyas Iyer of India, Photo by Pankaj Nangia / Sportzpics for BCCI

Shreyas Iyer might be another middle-order batsman for India in the Test series against Bangladesh. The right-handed batsman made his Test debut last year and has been impressive so far. In 2022, Iyer has played 3 Tests so far and scored 220 runs at an average of 44.0 and 2 half-centuries. He also scored 92 runs in one game this year.

Rishabh Pant (WK)

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant might be the wicketkeeper for the team in the IND vs BAN Test series. Pant might bat in the middle order. In 2022, the left-handed batter played 5 Tests and hit 532 runs at an average of 66.50. He has also hit 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries this year. Hence, Pant has shown outstanding form in Tests this year.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra-Jadeja-scored-175-against-Sri-Lanka-in-first-test-Mohali. Photo- BCCI
Ravindra-Jadeja-scored-175-against-Sri-Lanka-in-first-test-Mohali. Photo- BCCI

Ravindra Jadeja might be an all-rounder for the team in the IND vs BAN Test series. In 2022, the left-handed batsman hit 328 runs in 3 Tests at an average of 60.85. He has hit 2 centuries, one was which was an unbeaten 175-run knock. The left-arm spinner has also hunted 10 wickets in Tests this year.

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Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his 5th Test century BCCI
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his 5th Test century Credits: BCCI

Ravichandran Ashwin might be another spinner for the team in the IND vs BAN Test series. The right-arm spinner has grabbed 13 wickets in 4 Tests in 2022 so far, bowling at an average of 23.69. Ashwin also knows to score runs and hence, he will act as an all-rounder for the team against Bangladesh.

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur Celebrates Ben Stokes Wicket PC- Getty Images

Shardul Thakur might be a pacer for India in the IND vs BAN Test series. The right-arm pacer has played 3 Tests this year and picked 11 wickets at an average of 25.45. Thakur has been in phenomenal form this year in the longest format. He grabbed a 7-wicket haul at the start of this year in a Test match against South Africa.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Photo: Twitter)

Mohammed Siraj might be another pacer for India in the Test series against Bangladesh. The right-arm pacer has appeared in 2 Tests in 2022 in which he picked 4 wickets at an average of 56.25. Siraj is a regular pacer for the team in the Tes format.

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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami (Image Credits: Twitter)
Mohammed Shami (Image Credits: Twitter)

Mohammed Shami will be another pacer for India in Bangladesh Tests. The right-arm pacer has picked 13 wickets in 5 Tests this year, bowling at an average of 34.46. Hence, Shami has shown brilliant form and will be a crucial bowler against Bangladesh.

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