Windies have won the toss and elected to bowl first on a grassy track at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua. Bangladesh pacer Abu Jayed Rahi has made his Test debut as 88th man for Bangladesh.
Shakib Al Hasan is back as Test captain after seven years. He was appointed as Test captain last December. This is his first assignment after the reappointment. It’s also his first Test in ten months following his rest in South Africa tour and injury during Sri Lanka series.
Bangladesh have picked Mehidy Hasan Miraz as a spinner and three seamers – Abu Jayed, Rubel Hossain and Kamrul Islam Rabbi. Rabbi is back into the Test XI after a year. Liton Das will open the innings with Tamim Iqbal. Nurul Hasan Sohan will keep wickets instead of Liton and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Windies are going with pace quatret – Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins and captain Jason Holder. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and Roston Chase are two spinners.
Bangladesh are touring Windies after four years. They lost all of two Tests and three ODIs (one T20I abandoned) last time they toured without Shakib.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Kamrul Islam Rabbi
Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel 1 of 1