WATCH | Pink ball Test: Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat against India in historic match

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with some of India's biggest cricket icons such as Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar are in attendance at the historic match.

Published: 22nd November 2019 12:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2019 12:52 PM   |  A+A-

Bangladesh will bat first at Eden Gardens (BCCI Twitter screen grab)


KOLKATA: Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque has won the toss and opted to bat first in the historic day-night Test at Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium. 

Team India, under Virat Kohli, have fielded an unchanged playing eleven from the first Test at Indore while the visitors made two changes to their line-up with Al-Amin Hossain and Naeem Hasan coming in to replace Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan.

The two teams are playing with the pink ball for the first time and fans have responded enthusiastically.

The first four days of the game are sold out.

A silver coin, brought out specially for the game, was used for toss.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with Bangladesh Cricket Board Chairman Nazmul Hasan and some of India's biggest cricket icons such as Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar are in attendance at the historic match.

"We want people coming back to the game," said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, who made the match possible by convincing the Bangladesh Cricket Board to agree.

This is just the 12th Day/Night game.

Also present at the Eden Gardens on Friday are a host of Indian sporting stars such as Olympic gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom, and Grand Slam-winning tennis star Sania Mirza.

The Teams: India: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

Bangladesh: Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque(c), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain.

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