08:52 Confident India hope to continue run vs Bangladesh: Welcome to the coverage of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh in Hyderabad, on Thursday.
Spoilt for choice with a pool of top quality performers in their ranks, formidable India are overwhelming favourites against minnows Bangladesh in a proverbial ‘David vs Goliath’ one-off cricket Test that starts in Hyderabad on Thursday.
On paper, it is a lop-sided battle with the world number one taking on the ninth ranked side, but in this game of glorious uncertainties, rankings dont matter much.
For Bangladesh, it is a historic moment as they are playing a Test match on Indian soil for the first time but for the hosts, it will be more about maintaining the momentum they have acquired by winning seven out of the eight matches against comparatively better sides like New Zealand and England.
How have India fared in one-off Tests?
But when it comes to playing the game wearing whites flannels, Bangladesh have not been able to replicate their ODI performances.
That they managed to lose a match against New Zealand last month, after scoring nearly 550 in the first innings, shows that even after 16 years of playing the oldest format of the game, Bangladesh have not been able to decode the winning formula.
Check out how India have fared in one-off Tests