Day 1: 1st Session

BD vs WI 1st Test: West Indies send Tigers to bat first

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4 July, 2018 20:29 PM

BD vs WI 1st Test: West Indies send Tigers to bat first

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West Indies have won the toss and sent visiting Bangladesh to bat first in the 1st Test of the two-match series being held at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua today.

24-year-old medium pace bowler Abu Jayed is going to make his debut as the 88th Test player for Bangladesh in the match while this game is the 13th Test meeting between the two nations since December 2002.

Rubel Hossain and Kamrul Islam are also playing after more than a year for Bangladesh while the home side is playing with the same team that played in their last Test against Sri Lanka, with Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul on the bench.

Sabbir Rahman, Abdur Razzak and Mustafizur Rahman aren't a part of the Bangladesh team now when Shimron Heytmer, who missed the series against Sri Lanka due to illness, returns to the squad after hitting a century in the warm-up game.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan(w), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi

Windies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel.