Virat Kohli knows exactly how to get the best out of Mohammed Shami. Just before the Tea break, Kohli seemed to tell the crowd: "Why are you saying my name? Cheer for Shami, he is the one bowling." Shami reacted to this gesture by taking 2 wickets.
Bangladesh collapsed from 140/5 to be 150 all out around the Tea break, as the hosts ended the first day of the Test series with an upper hand. At stumps, India were 86/1, with Mayank Agarwal (37) and Cheteshwar Pujara (43) batting.
Hossain had played tennis-ball cricket as a teenager and was a sought-after player in the villages and district-level amateur cricket in the Moulavi Bazaar district in northeastern Bangladesh, that borders Assam and Tripura.
Mominul Haque will be leading Bangladesh for the first time in the Test series vs India, On the absence of seniors Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, he said, "I think three players are missing because Shakib bhai is equal to two players."
India fielded three seamers only once in the recent South Africa series. Skipper Virat Kohli hinted the playing XI will have three seamers when they resume Test Championship action in the 1st Test against Bangladesh.
The teams are ready to battle it out and with no established name figuring in India's bowling department, it will be an opportunity for Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube, his statemate Shardul Thakur and Rajasthan's Deepak Chahar to show what they bring to the table.
India completed a convincing 208-run win over Bangladesh in the one-off Test played in Hyderabad after bowling out the visitors for 279 in the second innings. The win continued India’s winning run in the home season that has seen them win six consecutive series since the first against Sri Lanka in 2015.