We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Bangladesh: Najmul Shanto, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain
Probable XI for India: Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 386
2nd innings average score: 337
3rd innings average score: 213
4th innings average score: 299
Wickets per innings: 9
Type: Decent batting wicket. Spinners will come into play as the match progresses.
Batting 1st: —
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Based on reputation, ability, and recent performances, picking more players from India is likely to keep your fantasy teams in good stead.
Both teams have quality spinners in their ranks. Given the abrasive nature of the pitch, they could generate the maximum fantasy points.
Recent history suggests that Ravichandran Ashwin has been India’s biggest match-winner in the sub-continent. He has bagged 34 wickets in his last 5 Tests at home. Given the spinner-friendly conditions in Bangladesh, he is expected to run amok.
Likewise, his bowling partner Axar Patel has achieved staggering numbers (39 wickets) in 6 Tests thus far. Turn, coupled with his disconcerting bounce is likely to make life difficult for the hosts.
In only 4 innings against Bangladesh, Cheteshwar Pujara has smashed as many half-centuries. He has added 131 runs in 2 Tests this year, including the highest score of 66.
Similarly, Virat Kohli loves piling on the big runs. He has a double hundred against Bangladesh and also registered a score of 136 when he last batted against them in 2019.
Bangladesh’s fortunes will revolve around Shakib Al Hasan’s performances with bat and ball. Besides taking 10 wickets, he has added 318 runs with the bat in his last 5 Tests. Moreover, when he last played against India in 2017, he scored 82 and 22 and took 2 wickets.
Mushfiqur Rahim has relished the opportunity of scoring handsomely against India. In 6 Tests, he has accumulated 518 runs at 51.8, including 3 hundreds.
In 6 Tests at Chattogram, Litton Das has piled on amassed runs at 55, including one century and 5 fifties. Moreover, when he last played a Test at home in May, he registered scores of 141 and 52.
Talk about rich performances at Chattogram and Mehidy Hasan is right up there. He has scored 504 runs at 56 and taken 8 wickets in his last 5 appearances at the venue.