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Bangladesh vs India 1st Test: With an eye on the World Cup, stand-in skipper KL Rahul believes India must be aggressive.

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A spot in the World Test Championship final at stake, a depleted Indian team has no option but to play an aggressive brand of cricket against Bangladesh in the two-match series starting Wednesday, stand-in skipper KL Rahul said on Monday. The Indian team will be without three key players — Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and regular skipper Rohit Sharma — due to injuries. Having already lost the ODI series, the Indian team will need to win its next six Test matches (two in Bangladesh and four vs Australia at home) to remain in contention for a top-two spot in the World Test Championship points table.

The Indian squad is now ranked fourth on the rankings with 52.08 percentage points, trailing only Australia (75 percentage points) and South Africa (60 percentage points). Sri Lanka ranks third on the list, with 64 percentage points.

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