Dhaka: Zimbabwe captain Breandan Taylor won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening match of the three-test series against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Legspinner Tafadzwa Kamungozi makes his debut for Zimbabwe in the basement clash in which both teams will attempt to avoid 10th position in the ICC test ranking by winning the series. Bangladesh also handed a debut to another legspinner Jubair Hossain.
The match is Zimbabwe's first test series in Bangladesh since 2005.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Shuvagoto Hom, Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain.
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (captain), Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi , Hamilton Masakadza, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara , Vusi Sibanda , Sikandar Raza.