India’s batting coach, Vikram Rathour has informed that the Indian skipper, KL Rahul seems to be fine after concerns were raised over a hand injury he picked up during a net session. After winning the opening match of the two-match series comprehensively, India is and Bangladesh will be locking horns with each other in the second Test match in Dhaka.
Speaking to the reporters on the eve of the game, Rathour said KL Rahul’s injury is not of concern, adding that the doctors are having a look at it. He said that Bangladesh has a decent bowling unit, insisting that he expects good performances from both teams.
As per the quotes in India Today, Vikram Rathour said, “They are a decent bowling unit. We played a pretty decent Test match, so we’ll hopefully be okay with the way the batters are batting at the moment. We’re expecting some good performances from both sides. So we’re really confident as a team after the way we batted and bowled in the last game and hope to do well in this Test match as well.”
The former India batter went on to say that he is looking forward to Virat Kohli and Rahul getting their form back in Test cricket in the second Test match against Bangladesh.
Vikram Rathour explained, “We are looking forward to both (KL Rahul and Virat Kohli) scoring runs and hopefully in this game, they will. Whatever wicket we get, we’ll be fine with it. We have absolutely no problems with that.”
Finally, he also talked about the pitch for the match, saying that he is expecting the Shere-e-Bangla wicket to bounce and turn.
Vikram Rathour elaborated, “When you play in the subcontinent, you expect wickets to turn. After this, we’re playing an important series with Australia, where again there will be some wickets that will turn. Good practice for us, good preparation for India in that way. So, we’re not discussing too much tactically around this, just looking forward to playing some good cricket. The last wicket was a bit low, so we’re expecting a lot more bounce and turn from this wicket. We’ll see how it goes and we’ll look to play according to the conditions.”