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India vs Bangladesh: 5 Indian cricketers to watch out for

India TV News Desk 10 Jun 2015, 15:29:58 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Team India under the leadership of Virat Kohli will play a one off Test match against Bangladesh who is being now seen as the rising stars in the global cricketing arena.

It is always difficult to judge players on the basis of a single test match. However, there will be a bunch of cricketers who will keep the cricket fans from both the countries interested as to how they perform in the Fatullah Test starting today.

Let's take a look at the top five Indians players who will try to make a comeback in the test match against Bangladesh

Harbhajan Singh

The off spinner who ranks third in the list of Team India's list of all time highest wicket takers will make a comeback in the test team after a gap of almost two years.  Harbhajan Singh, who has played 101 test matches, will try to prove a point that he is still fit enough to keep the opposition batsmen guessing.  The 'turbanator' as he is known will try deceiving the Bangladesh batsmen with his guile. The selectors decided to recall Harbhajan as six out of Bangladesh's top order batsmen consists of left handed batsmen and will find it hard to play against an off spinner.

Harbhajan along with R Ashwin may form a deadly pair and the Bangladeshi batsmen may not find it easy to play against the class of Harbhajan and Ashwin.

Cheteswar Pujara

The right handed batsman from Saurashtra who was once termed as the new 'wall' o f Team India after the retirement of Rahul Dravid has been going through a lean patch.  Pujara scored 73,21,18,43,25,2 runs in the three matches he played. He was even dropped from the team in the fourth test match against Australia which was played at Sydney.

However, the batsman who is known for his strong technique will   go all out against Bangladesh as he will try to prove a point or two against his detractors who are saying that it was too early to say that Pujar will feel in the shoes of the great Rahul Dravid. 

He is most certain to bat at number three position as KL Rahul returned home after being diagnosed with dengue.

Wriddhiman Saha

After MS Dhoni announced his retirement from the longest version of the game; Team India is in search for the next stumper who can fill in the void left by perhaps the greatest wicketkeeper till date. It is a golden opportunity for the diminutive wicket keeper as Wriddhiman Saha who has to wait for more than seven years will finally think to make that spot his own for a longer period.

Till now he has played three test matches for India nd he looked impressive in all games. His ability to change gears while batting can also come in handy as most of the time he will bat with the lower order batsman.

He will be one such player on whom the selectors will keep a close watch and if he bats well, then certainly it will augur well for Team India.

Murali Vijay

The opener who has almost cemented his place in the Test squad after some stellar performance will look to continue his good form in the only test match against Bangladesh.

He has been one of the few consistent performers for Team India in the last one year in the test format. Vijay has performed on all the overseas tour which includes South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia and has played more confidently at the top.He is also a good player of spin which will help Team India to lay a good foundation at the top.

Ajinkya Rahane

The right handed batsman has been on purple patch since the last one year and is being seen as one of 'Fav 4'. Likewise Pujara Rahane also has a good technique and temparament to play in the longer version of the game.

Rahane has proven time and again his class against some quality bowling. It will be his only second test match in the sub continent.

Rahane along with Murali Vijay has produced some gfood knocks in the period of last one year and will be motivated to score big runs against the Bangla tigers. Rahane played his first test match against Australia in 2013 and during the last tour of Team India down under he scored brilliant 147 runs in the Melbourne Test.