After a well fought ODI series, England and Bangladesh will play a series of 2 test matches and I highly doubt that these games will be as well contested as the ODIs were. Bangladesh as a team haven’t played a lot of test cricket over the years. They are ranked 9 on the ICC test rankings, while England is at 4. Playing 14 previous tests at this ground, they have only managed to win 1 (against Zimbabwe), while they have lost 8. However, they have batted out of their skins against a couple of good oppositions and managed to secure draws. While England will look start their sub-continent test campaign with a win before the most Important Indian tour.

Best economical pick Known as Bangladeshi Bradman Mominul Haque has three centuries in four test matches in this venue, including a tremendous average of 125.25.

Top captains & vice captains The English batting gets automatically strengthened with the return of batting giants Alastair Cook and Joe Root. Cook returns as captain and he already has a big score of 173 in the only other match he has played at this ground while Root scored 274 runs in the 5-match ODI series against Pakistan, including 3 fifties. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test at Chittagong

Smart pick Spin will have a big dominance in this game. Shakib al Hasan has 41 career wickets at this ground including three 5-wicket hauls so I’d expect him to do well in this test; back him to be Bangladesh’s top bowler.

Cautions Pick The Bangladeshi Captain Mushfiqur Rahim is going through his waste form of life. The wicket keeper batsman totally failed in the last 2 odi series against Afghanistan and England. Rahim will be a risky pick for any fantasy team.

CricBattle XI Alastair Cook (c), Joe Root (vc), Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Chris Woakes, Taijul Islam, Jake Ball, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Ben Duckett, Imrul Kayes

(Soubhagya Swain– Fantasy Guru, CricBattle Analyst)