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Bangladesh (above) are set to take on India in a one-off Test in a couple of day’s time © Getty Images

It is a rarity for teams to develop and sustain all-round abilities over a long period of time, but their jobs become easier if they concentrate on that one specific area which provides them assurance of success. After all, to expect a team to win across the world in all kind of conditions will be asking a little too much from the modern day cricketer, since busy schedules and rapidly changing scenarios may not provide them enough space to work on their individual games. But there are areas which players can harness to bring the best out of themselves, and turn into a formidable unit in specific conditions and situations (which in reality has become a trend). Ahead of the one-off Test against India, if there is one aspect where Bangladesh can focus to threaten the world No. 1 India, it is their spin bowling attack. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Bangladesh, One-off Test at Hyderabad

Bangladesh are set to take on India in a one-off Test in a couple of day’s time. The match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, is going to be a historic clash since it will be the first instance of Bangladesh playing Test cricket against India in their backyard. Indeed, such a big moment will have developed nervousness around the Bangladeshi camp, especially after their poor outing in New Zealand.

Bangladesh would know they are a far better team that what their report card showed in New Zealand. Losing eight matches across formats signals dip in form, confidence and self-belief, but it also presents a challenge to put behind a disappointing past by concentrating on what can bring success. It all depends on how strong are the Bangladeshi cricketers mentally, far away from the cosiness of home conditions and a sea of supporters vociferously rooting for their cause. India vs Bangladesh one-off Test: Statistical preview

More than their audacious batsmen, Bangladesh have their spin attack to look up to for bringing smiles back in the camp. In Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam, Bangladesh have brought the best spin attack on the Indian soil this season, and a disciplined and concentrated effort raises hopes of a better show.

Breaking away from the trend of producing a string of left-arm spinners, Bangladesh have unearthed a quality spinner in Mehedi Hasan, who has shown tremendous signs of growing not only as a bowler in skills, but as an overall cricketer. A right-arm spinner emerging from the shadow of left-armers who have traditionally flocked the Bangladeshi sides, Mehedi brings that rare variation in the bowling attack which they have craved for long. Walsh feels experience in NZ will help BAN bowlers against IND

Mehedi’s rapid rise in the Bangladesh side is no mere coincidence. He has the traits of working hard in the nets, but most importantly, he is a keen learner who does not get intimidated in calling up his seniors during net sessions to check whether what he is doing is right or not, or to sit with the coach and understand the game.

In Shakib and Taijul, Bangladesh have two quality spinners who can exert a lot of pressure by sending down quick overs and bowling in tandem. Both Shakib and Taijul are not great turners of the ball, but their ability to keep sending down deliveries angled into the right-handers, thus producing angles, which force the batsmen to play more often than not, creates a great amount of pressure. Kayes ruled out of one-off Test; Mosaddek called as replacement

The Bangladeshi troika of Shakib, Taijul and the young Mehedi is perhaps the biggest weapon the visitors have in their arsenal on this tour. While Shakib and Taijul are experienced campaigners, Mehedi could perhaps be the biggest threat for India after his monumental series against England. Mehedi claimed 19 wickets in a mere 2 Tests against England on dry Bangladeshi wickets, and the track at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is known for being spin-friendly as well.

The key will be for the Bangladeshi bowlers to remain disciplined and keep asking questions, as some of the Indian batsmen have the tendency of throwing it away when pressed for answers. Going merely by the promise, Bangladesh can fancy success against the Indian batsmen, but the key focus should be on development and learning which paves way for consistency that Bangladesh have lacked.