Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat

Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat

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Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and opted to bat in the first Test against India in Indore on Thursday.

After losing the T20 series against India, Bangladesh plans to comeback with a bang in Test. The tourists’ performance got affected in T20 series due to the absence of star player and captain Shakib Al Hasan who was banned for two years by the International Cricket Council. Despite the fact, Bangladesh won the first match of the T20 series and stunned Indian team led by Rohit Sharma.

Newly appointed captain Mominul faces troubles while dealing with pressure situation in the T20 series where Bangladesh got a drubbing (2-1). But the determined captain exhumes confidence to guide his team with a new mindset in the Test series against India. At Indore, after winning the toss, explaining his reason to batting first, Mominul said: "Hard deck, so batting first. Honour for captaining Bangladesh, only a very few people get it. We have seven batters and four bowlers."

As far as India is concerned, Virat Kohli comes back to lead India after few days of enjoying holidays. The hosts have made one change in the team as paceman Ishant Sharma comes in place of Shahbaz Nadeem. Kohli wants to continue the winning momentum in Test series also as in T20 series. "It has a bit of grass. Historically, Indore's been a bit spicy on day one, so we would've bowled first to be honest," said India captain Virat Kohli.