Reuters – DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to bat under overcast skies in the first test of a two-match series against Australia at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.

Summary

  • DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to bat under overcast skies in the first test of a two-match series against Australia at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.
  • Australia have recalled left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja and left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, both of whom toured India earlier this year but did not play in the four-test series.
  • Bangladesh left out paceman Taskin Ahmed and opted for two seamers and a three-pronged spin attack, which includes off-spinner Mehedy Hasan and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.
  • The match marks the 50th test match for Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and spin-bowling all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
  • Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain-wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.


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