Bangladesh given Shakib boost
- KL Rahul is a doubtful starter with a hand injury
- Shakib Al Hasan set to bowl in second Test
India might miss the services of stand-in skipper KL Rahul after he copped a blow on his hand in the nets ahead of the Dhaka Test. Irrespective of that, India remain the better team in these conditions and have odds of 1.32 to win the match.
Bangladesh will rely on their spin might to challenge India again but will need their batters to step up with the surface expected to be more bowler friendly than in Chattogram. Bangladesh have odds of 5.10 to win the Test match.
India dominate head to head record
India have never lost a Test match against Bangladesh and have won 10 of the 12 Tests between these countries with two drawn out affairs. Despite the 1-2 series loss in the ODIs, India turned up pretty well in the first Test to complete an easy win.
Our Pick: India are the strongest sub-continent team and in these conditions remain very formidable. Back India at 1.32 to win the match!
India have one eye on the World Test Championship final with six teams still in contention to make it. If India win four of their next five Test matches, which includes a four-match series against Australia at home, they will make the final.
Keep an eye on..
Mushfiqur Rahim will need to step up if Bangladesh are to put in a good batting display. With his ability to play spin and stay low at the crease, Rahim will be a vital cog in the Bangladesh batting line-up.
Ravichandran Ashwin struggled a bit for control last game but his stellar record suggests that Ashwin is unlikely to go two games in a row with performances that are below par.