India vs Bangladesh, 2019: 1st Test – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

As many of you would have already guessed, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mushfiqur Rahim and Ravindra Jadeja are a must in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 1st game of the two-match Test series between India and Bangladesh will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.

The match starts at 09:30 AM local time (IST) (04:00 AM GMT). This game can be viewed on Star Sports 1/1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports Select 1/1 HD. Live streaming available on Hotstar and Jio TV (Jio Cricket).


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

There is a whole lot of excitement around the Pink ball Test, alright! But before that, India will host Bangladesh in Indore for the series opener. In Tests, the hosts are playing some fabulous cricket at the moment and seem invincible at home. Given the importance of every game in the context of the World Test Championship, Team India is going ahead with a full-strength squad for this series and is expected to come down hard at its neighbours.

Thus far, Bangladesh has never defeated India in a Test match. They lost to Virat Kohli and his men in 2017 – the first-ever time when they toured India for the longest format. Back then, they were completely outdone and had no answers to the Indian juggernaut. Moreover, with a couple of quality players missing out from the squad, they further look depleted.

However, in recent times, Bangladesh has been one of those sides that competes extremely hard. The rivalry between both these teams in the shorter formats of the game has been quite intense. They even managed to stun India in the first game of the T20I series and registered their maiden victory against them in the format. The Tigers will want to replicate such performances in the longest format as well and give the hosts a good run for their money.

Weather Report

Over the next five days, the weather in Indore is predicted to be quite pleasant. It will be sunny on all the days and no rain is expected. There will be a slight cloud cover on Thursday and Monday.

Pitch Condition/Report:

After a long while, an international game will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Thus far, only one Test was played at this venue. The track here has got good assistance for the spinners. It shouldn’t be a surprise if teams go ahead with an additional spinner.

Injury and Availability News:

Mosaddek Hossain went back home to attend his ailing mother and won’t play this game.

Probable Playing XIs:


Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

Bench – Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav.


Shadman Islam, Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Saif Hassan, Mominul Haque Showrab (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed Rahi/Ebadot Hossain.

Bench – Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Nayeem Hasan, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi/Ebadot Hossain.

Top Picks:

As many of you would have already guessed, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mushfiqur Rahim and Ravindra Jadeja are a must in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Given the subcontinent conditions, Ravichandran Ashwin should be there in both your teams. Taijul Islam is also worth a pick.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal

Vice-Captain Options – Mushfiqur Rahim, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahmudullah

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim

Batters – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Mayank Agarwal, Imrul Kayes

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mahmudullah

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Taijul Islam, Umesh Yadav

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim (VC)

Batters – Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara

All-Rounders – Ravindra JadejaRavichandran Ashwin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah

Bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain

Expert Advice:

Mushfiqur Rahim, for Bangladesh, is more important with the bat than Wriddhiman Saha for India. With the way the top-order has played of late, Saha is often left with very few opportunities to prove his potential with the willow. Thus, it is better to go with the Bangladeshi veteran in both your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Probable Winners:

India is expected to win this game and take a 1-0 lead.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.