On their second-ever bilateral tour to India, the Bangladeshi team will be visiting the cricket-crazy nation next month for a three-match T20I series and two-match Test series. The Test series between two Asian giants will be the second edition of Ganguly–Durjoy Trophy, which started when the Bangladesh team previously visited India in 2017. In the inaugural 2017 series, Team India won the one-off Test match by 208 runs. Virat Kohli scored a quick-fire 204 in the first innings to propel India’s total to 687-6d. The trophy is named after two former captains of both teams, Sourav Ganguly and Naimur Rahman Durjoy.
Bangladesh bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin is all set to miss out on the upcoming T20I series against India. Saifuddin is yet to recover from a back injury, which has prompted the team management to look out for alternative options. The right-arm pacer has been nursing this problem for a while now as he also missed out the Sri Lankan ODI tour due to this injury.
Mohammad Saifuddin made his limited-overs debut in 2017. Since then, he has represented Bangladesh in 20 ODIs and 13 T20I matches. Often considered to be a white-ball specialist, the all-rounder has picked up 36 wickets and has scored 370 runs in all international appearances for Bangladesh.
The upcoming tour is scheduled to begin with a T20I affair in Delhi on November 3. The opening match will be followed by two more clashes scheduled on November 7 and 10. The second and third T20I matches will be held in Rajkot and Nagpur respectively. The three-match T20I series will then be followed by two Test matches which will begin on November 14 at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. To complete the tour, the final match of the series is scheduled for November 22 at the Eden Gardens. The Ganguly–Durjoy Test series will also form a part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. Team India currently leads the Championship points table while Bangladesh are yet to open their campaign.