Team India are certainly not taking Bangladesh lightly and this is evident with the way they are preparing for this tour. Soon after India landed in Dhaka, they hit the nets in the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy inside Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Monday.
"Since we arrived Monday and the boys wanted to practise, it was decided to train at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium as Bangladesh were training at Fatullah. On Tuesday, we will be training at Fatullah," BCCI Administrative Manager Biswarup Dey told PTI ahead of India's one-off Test against Bangladesh.
Team India wanted to train at Fatullah Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium, where the solitary Test match will be played, so that they get acclimated with the heat conditions. But they had to get done with their gruelling two hours of practice session in Dhaka itself as Bangladesh players were already practising at the venue stadium.
The Indian Team management confirmed that all the members are fit. Wriddhiman Saha took a blow on the chest during the net practice sessions, but is absolutely fit to play on Wednesday. India skipper Virat Kohli batted for almost an hour at the nets facing spin bowling, pacers and throw balls. The other players like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane too batted for some time.
Spinners Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin too bowled throughout the practice session.
Kohli is likely to pick four bowlers for the Test in the form of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Harbhajan and Ashwin. Team director Ravi Shastri and captain Kohli is likely to have a good talk before the match starts, in order to get the bowling combination right. If they go for five bowlers then there is a high chance that Karn Sharma will get his hands on the ball ahead of Varun Aaron as the pitch is likely to back the spinners with the ball getting older.
Kohli will lead team India in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Fatullah from Wednesday, which is scheduled to start at 9:30am IST and 10am local time.