Indian cricket team arrives in Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 8 (IANS) The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team arrived here on Monday morning to play a short series, comprising a Test and three One-Day Internationals (ODI).

The lone Test will be played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah, Wednesday onwards while the three limited overs matches will be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, on June 18, 21 and 24.

The Indian cricketers flew to Kolkata on Friday to undergo a fitness test ahead of their tour.

Following recurrent injuries to players, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), for the first time, decreed that all cricketers must undertake the test before embarking on the tour. So long, only injured players were subjected to fitness tests.

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who played his last Test against Australia in 2013 in Hyderabad, made a comeback into the Test squad, replacing left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.

Karnataka’s right-handed batsman Lokesh Rahul, who was selected for the series, failed to make it to the neighbouring country because of illness. A replacement has not been named.

India have won six out of seven Tests played between the two countries with one drawn match. The two sides last met in a Test in Mirpur in January 2010, where India emerged victorious by 10 wickets.

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