The Indian team dropped spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who was the star of the last match in this Test, and replaced him with left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat.
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Entered the series against Bangladesh with hopes of a sweep Indian Cricket Team Started strongly on the first day of the second Test in Dhaka. Team India, led by Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin, bowled out Bangladesh’s first innings for just 227 runs on the first day of the Test match, which began on Thursday, December 22, at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. Former captain Mominul Haque, returning to the team from Bangladesh, played an excellent inning, but he did not get good support from the rest of the batsmen.
Left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat was included in the Indian team without spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who was the star of the victory in the last match. Jaydev, who made his Test debut 12 years ago, not only opened his account for India in this Test, but also gave the team the first success. The experienced left-arm pacer from Saurashtra also played a big role in breaking partnerships and putting pressure on the batsmen.
Bangladesh had decided to bat first after winning the toss in this match and its decision seemed right too. Especially because the Indian team did not play Kuldeep, against whom the Bangladeshi batsmen looked troubled in the last match. Then Zakir Hasan and Najmul Hasan Shanto were seen laying a good foundation by sharing a 39-run partnership till the 15th over. Then Unadkat took his first Test wicket by getting Zakir caught in the gully on an excellent short ball.
Zakir, who scored a century on his debut in the last Test, could not play a big innings this time despite staying at the crease for a long time, and the same was the case with the rest of the Bangladesh batsmen, who did not take advantage of good starts.