3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From Tests After Bangladesh Test Series

IND vs BAN: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From Tests After Bangladesh Test Series. India will travel to Bangladesh after playing against Kiwis at home in 3 T20Is and as many ODIs for a three-match ODI series followed by a two-match Test series. The three ODIs will be played on December 4, 7, and 10. All the matches will be played in Mirpur.

The series then moves on to the Test series with the first test in Chattogram between December 14-18. Both teams return to Mirpur again for the last and final Test between December 22-26.

India and Bangladesh have played against each other in 11 Tests, 36 ODIs, and 11 T20Is. The Tigers have never beaten India in a Test match. In ODIs, the Men in Blue have won 30 matches while the Tigers have just five games. One of those wins was in the 2007 ODI World Cup which back then was a big upset. 

India vs Bangladesh (Image Credits: Twitter)

In 11 T20Is, Bangladesh have just won one game which was back in their 2019 tour in the first T20I in Delhi. Thus the Men in Blue have dominated Bangladesh well and truly across formats and the trend is expected to continue in the upcoming series. 

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. Image Credits: Twitter

The Test squad marks the return of Kuldeep Yadav, who last played a Test in March 2021. Rohit Sharma leads the side, which included a heavy-duty batting lineup consisting of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari has not been included. KS Bharat is the backup wicketkeeper.

Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari, ICC World Test Championship
Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari (Image Credit: AP)

Among quicks, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Umesh Yadav retain their places, while the spin attack is led by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

First Test: December 14-18, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong; 9.30 am IST

Second Test: December 22-26, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur; 9.30 am IST

Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, KS Bharat, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav

IND vs BAN: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From Tests After Bangladesh Test Series

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara. Image: Twitter

Cheteshwar Pujara may retire from Tests after the conclusion of the Bangladesh Test series. Cheteswhwar Pujara made a comeback to the Indian side after scoring bulk runs in the County Championship for Sussex.

After scoring 720 runs in 8 innings (5 games) of the county championship with an average of 120, Cheteshwar  Pujara made selectors look at him and give him a call back to the national team for the remaining rescheduled 5th Test match against hosts England. He was axed for the home Sri Lanka Test series for poor form.

He has amassed 6792 runs in 96 Tests averaging 43.82. The 34-year-old batter who debuted way back in 2010 in Tests may also retire after playing 100 Tests in his career.

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