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1st Test: Bangladesh opts to bat against India

Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first Test of the two-match series at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, here on Thursday.

“We will bat first. It”s a bit hard and it might break in fourth innings. It”s a great honour to captain Bangladesh,” Haque said at the toss.

India skipper Virat Kohli said: “We wanted to bowl first, it”s ideal for our seamers. Day 2 onwards it will be a beautiful track to bat on. Nadeem is not a part of this eleven and Ishant replaces him purely on the basis of the pitch.”

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