Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh will lead the spin attack against Bangladesh in the one-off Test match.Reuters

Indian skipper Virat Kohli likes to lead an attack with pace, and thus picked five bowlers for the one-off Test match against Bangladesh.

The pace attack lead by Ishant Sharma will be assisted by Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron. Ravichandran Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh will form the spin attack.

Ashwin went on to defend this decision of picking up five bowlers for this solitary Test match against Bangladesh and said that they would bring in their experience that they gathered during their tour of Australia.

He feels when their turn comes, they will bowl well unlike the Bangladeshi bowlers who struggled with line and length throughout the day.

"I think it's an individual perception, they probably saw the wicket in a way they wanted to see it and we are seeing it in a different way. We have got bowlers who can exploit with 140 kmph plus, if there is a bit of reverse swing," said Ashwin at the press conference at the end of day's play.

"It's also about how the bowlers are bowling. Our bowlers have been pretty good and they have learnt a lot over the last months in Australia. We are backing ourselves and we are looking to play the best possible bowlers we have. I think every side does that, play the best possible bowlers they have," he added.

Earlier, Kohli had won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay found it rather easy to bat on this wicket and went on to score 239 runs together at the end of Day 1. Dhawan also scored his third century of his Test career and Murali Vijay is on the verge of registering yet another ton. They also broke the record of highest first wicket partnership (Indian record) which was previously held by Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar (213 runs against England in 1979).

"That's pretty much the way our openers bat. Shikhar plays his game usually and Vijay settles into his game.

"As far as I see it, cricket is a game where even if you look to control the controllable it is very hard. You can't really control the weather it's out of our reach and we have put our best foot forward," Ashwin concluded.

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