August 6, 2015, 7:51 PM IST
Harbhajan Singh: Sidelined for more than two years, veteran offspinner Harbhajan Singh will finally made his return to the Indian Test fold against Bangladesh and he will definitely have a lot to prove. Harbhajan last played a Test for India in March 2013 against Australia in a home series. The 34-year-old is the third highest Test wicket-taker for India with 413 scalps to his credit in 101 matches. Harbhajan, with his spectacular performance in IPL 2015 where he claimed 18 wickets in 15 matches, earned a recall to the Test team. Making his comeback, the 'turbunator' will aim for a good show if he features in the one-off Test at Fatullah.
Varun Aaron: Aaron has the ability to trouble any batsman with his pace. He who made his debut in 2011, has played five Tests so far and bagged 13 wickets at an average of 57.00. Injuries have been a major concern for the speedster and that is why he has played only five Test matches in a span of four years. Aaron will be keen to take his game to the next level in the Virat Kohli-led Test team.
R Ashwin: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin had an impressive World Cup 2015. He took 13 wickets in 8 matches in the tournament. Playing in spin-friendly conditions in Bangladesh, Ashwin will feel more at home. He, along with Harbhajan Singh, will be a threat for Bangladesh.
Wriddhiman Saha: Will Saha be able to fill in the big boots of Mahendra Singh Dhoni? It would be nice to see how the Bengal player will take the full-time wicketkeeping roled after Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket.
Mushfiqur Rahim: Mushfiqur is an asset to the Bangladesh team. Once he is set at the crease, it is hard to get rid of him. The 28-year-old Test captain knows how to convert starts into big scores. However, he is yet to fully recover from a finger injury sustained during the Pakistan series and it is being said that he may not keep wickets in the one-off Test against India.
Shakib Al Hasan: A talented allrounder, Shakib Al Hasan is unarguably the best cricketer Bangladesh have ever produced. He has the ability to change the game at any point of time. The wily spinner has the skills to tie up the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. The allrounder has played 39 Tests scoring 2732 runs at an average of 40.17 and bagged 142 wickets. In ODIs too Shakib has delivered like a champion. He has 4211 runs in 150 ODIs with 195 wickets.
Mashrafe Mortaza: Bangladesh's ODI skipper has been among his country's top stars over the years. Though the speedster is injury prone, he is more than a handful when fully fit. With 193 wickets in 151 ODIs, Mortaza will be one of the key bowlers for Bangladesh.