IND vs BAN: Wasim Jaffer selects India’s playing XI for the first test, Check names here

New Delhi: The first Test match between India and Bangladesh will be played on Wednesday. This two-match Test series will be important to make it to the final of the World Test Championship. If Team India loses in a single match of this series, then it may be a bit difficult. However, Team India has geared up for the first match. Meanwhile, former cricketer and Punjab Kings coach Wasim Jaffer has selected the playing XI of Team India.

Place given to Ashwin, Patel and Yadav

Jaffer has given place to three spinners in his playing XI. Jaffer has included KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj in his playing XI.

The mood of the pitch

The pitch at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury National Stadium, Chattogram is favorable for spinners. The average first innings score based on the last five Tests played at the venue has been around 365. The average total score has been around 274. Almost all the captains who won the toss chose to bat first. However, only 40% of the teams batting first won the match. So far Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury National Stadium has hosted 23 Test matches. However, India has played only two Test matches at this venue. The match played in 2007 was drawn and a Test played in 2010 was won by India. Team India will play at this venue after 12 years.

Wasim Jaffer’s playing XI for the first Test:

KL Rahul
Shubman Gill
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli
shreyas iyer
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Ravichandran Ashwin
Axar Patel
Kuldeep Yadav
Umesh Yadav
Mohammad Siraj

Indian team for first test against Bangladesh

KL Rahul (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav , Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat.

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