India Aim To Push For WTC Final Qualification

When a depleted Indian team squares off against a tough Bangladesh in the first Test match

KL Rahul's tactical nous will be put to the test with his batting talent

whose outcome will affect India's chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship final

Behind Australia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, India is now fourth in the WTC rankings.

The only way to guarantee a spot in the final in June is to easily win both of the Tests against Bangladesh

And then all four of the matches at home against Pat Cummins' Australia

The trip begins at the Zahoor Ahmed Stadium, which historically has favoured batters but also provides some turn toward the match's crucial moments

When the opposition is batting in the third or fourth innings on these kind of tracks, Jadeja's absence always puts the Indian team on the defensive.

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