Today is going to be a historic day at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal, Hydrabad.
Bangladesh takes on India in what will be their first ever test match on Indian land.
And Indian skipper Virat Kohli is hopeful that it will be the first of many more to come. “It's a historic moment for both India and Bangladesh and I hope they come back to play here a lot more.
During the team practice session on Wednesday, skipper Virat Says India is a great country to play test cricket and I'm sure they will enjoy playing here. Tomorrow is going to be a special day.
After beating up England convincingly in the recently concluded test series, The members of Team India looked to be in high spirits as they went through their paces under the watchful eye of Indian coach Anil Kumble. After a warm-up session, the players were seen going through the fielding drills.
While Indian team is the clear favourite in the match, But Virat believes it will be an equal contest.
“You can't discount Bangladesh, they have some quality cricketers. They did exceedingly well against New Zealand scoring 350 runs in a day recently . One session or one hour of good cricket can change the match. We have been able to win games because of our persistence and discipline and we will focus on doing the same,“ added Virat.
If Bangaldesh is looking to pull of an upset then it will be an uphill task. Statistics do not speak well for the visitors if we take a look at their away form.
Their last overseas victory was against Zimbabwe and that too was four years ago. India will thereby continue to remain strong favourites to win at home, although the Tigers are not ones to be taken lightly as they are capable of springing a surprise attack from nowhere.