India vs Bangladesh: Bangladesh Team Arrives in Hyderabad for One-off Test

Bangladesh are set to play their first ever Test in India | Getty Images

"Playing a Test in India for the first time is exciting. I hope that in coming years we will get a full series against India". We are number one team in the world at the moment and we would like to maintain that. That is exactly how long Bangladesh had to wait to play their first Test in India (scheduled from Feb 9 at Hyderabad) after making their Test debut - against India ironically - in November 2000. It's another matter that they collapsed for just 91in their second innings to set India an easy victory target of 63 runs. "So, whether it is hectic schedule, I always believe that cricketers, all of us are young and we always enjoy playing cricket", Pujara said. "I wish I could have played a Test match at Eden Garden", he said. The gap is more surprising since it was India who hastened their entry into the Test club. But their Test form has wobbled.

Akram points to the recent series against New Zealand where Bangladesh lost both Tests but had several individual performances of note.

"I'm a little surprised, I don't believe that this is a historic Test", Rahim was quoted as saying by espncricinfo on Thursday, ahead of the team's departure to India.

Speaking about his wards, Walsh said: "I am pretty impressed with the Bangladesh pacers especially the way they have been taking the workload of late". Besides, Pujara stressed that in terms of cricket, 2016 was a good year for India and keeping up the same winning spirit, Virat Kohli's men are going to play the same way this year too. "We want to do well against them over five days, and not just two or three days". "But I think if we play good cricket, we can definitely beat them", Pujara said.

Islam wants to remind Bangladesh about India's strength and experience. But whoever plays good cricket, they will get the opportunity to win this game.

Kayes injured his left thigh while fielding on Day Two of the practice match against India A at the Gymkhana Ground.

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