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Bangladesh wins toss, opts to bat against Pakistan in 1st Test

KHULNA, Bangladesh: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening test against Pakistan at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium on Tuesday.Pace bowling allrounder Soumya Sarkar, who impressive selectors in

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 28, 2015 12:28 IST ]
bangladesh wins toss opts to bat against pakistan in 1st
bangladesh wins toss opts to bat against pakistan in 1st test

KHULNA, Bangladesh: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening test against Pakistan at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium on Tuesday.

Pace bowling allrounder Soumya Sarkar, who impressive selectors in the limited-overs series, was handed his test debut for Bangladesh along with fast bowling newcomer Mohammad Shahid.

Sami Aslam makes his test debut for Pakistan, while offspinner Saeed Ajmal was omitted after failing to make an impact in his return to the international cricket after remodeling his bowling action.

Bangladesh dominated Pakistan in the three-match one-day series, completing a 3-0 whitewash. It also won the Twenty20 international.

Bangladesh is yet to beat Pakistan in a test match after playing eight matches.

Teams (from):

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Soumya Sarkar, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Zulfiqar Babar

Umpires: Nigel Llong, England, and Ranmore Martinesz, Sri Lanka

Third umpire: Paul Reiffel, Australia. Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand

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