Live: Bangladesh elect to bat in Dhaka Test vs Windies
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final Test against Windies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. [Read in Bangla:টস জিতে ব্যাটিংয়ে বাংলাদেশ; একাদশে নেই পেসার!]
Bangladesh have two changes in their XI, as wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das comes in as cover for the regular wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, who hurt his thumb a couple of days back. Liton is playing in place of injured Imrul Kayes.
Meanwhile, Shadman Islam is making his debut in this match. This will be his first international match for Bangladesh. Pacer Mustafizur Rahman makes room for Shadman, which means Bangladesh are fielding an XI that has no pacer in it.
The Tigers are baking on the spin-quartet Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Nayeem Hasan. Part-timers Mahmudullah Riyad and Mominul Haque can also spin the ball, while medium pacer Soumya Sarkar will be the only quicker option available for Shakib.
Bangladesh won the first match by 64 runs in Chattogram, and they have a golden opportunity to book their first series win over Windies since 2009. A draw will be enough for the hosts to seal the deal, though Shakib promised of showing a positive mindset to go all guns blazing and win the match to clinch a 2-0 series victory.
1. Shadman Islam, 2. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Mominul Haque, 4. Mohammad Mithun, 5. Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6. Mushfiqur Rahim, 7. Mahmudullah, 8. Liton Das (wk), 9. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10. Taijul Islam, 11. Nayeem Hasan
West Indies Squad:
1. Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), 2. Kieran Powell, 3. Shai Hope, 4. Shimron Hetmyer, 5. Sunil Ambris, 6. Roston Chase, 7. Shane Dowrich (wk), 8. Devendra Bishoo, 9. Kemar Roach, 10. Jomel Warrican, 11. Shermon Lewis
ঢাকা টেস্টে টস জিতে প্রথমে ব্যাট করার সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ। টাইগারদের একাদশে নেই কোনো পেসার! বিস্তারিত টস রিপোর্টে… https://t.co/pRavUTXrrY
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