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A strike, a ban and a mountain to climb: India v Bangladesh Test series preview

We preview the upcoming 2-Test series between India and Bangladesh – which will include the first ever day-night Test to be held in India.

Talking Points:

Bangladesh’s tumultuous lead-up to the series

The Shakib Al Hasan shocker

Why would Bangladesh’s greatest-ever cricket overlook something so fundamental?

How public sentiment fluctuated over the hectic few days between the players’ strike and Shakib’s ban

Mominul Haque’s big challenge as captain

The novelty around the day-night Test, and how that could actually give Bangladesh a small opening in Kolkata
Will Taizul Islam and Mehidy Hasan fancy their chances against a batting order that is likely to go after them?

Participants:

Sakeb Subhan, sub-editor at Daily Star in Dhaka (@SakebTS)

Ashoka Rao (@abvan)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Related:

‘What Shakib is going through is hard to explain in words’ – Mohammad Ashraful interview

Bangladesh’s steep learning curve against legspin – Mohammad Isam

Time for introspection – Sakeb Subhan on Bangladesh’s Test loss to Afghanistan

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