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Bangladesh cricket team’s Test challenge is going to be start from Thursday as they all set to take on New Zealand in the first Test of two-match Test series at Basin Reserve in Wellington. New Zealand have won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first against the Kiwis in first Test match.

After the conclusion of limited-overs matches new format brings up new hope for the Tigers.

It seems wicket of the first Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be a green-grassy rack. It will be challenging for the Tigers batters to face the Kiwis batsmen. Hence, it is known that wickets will change its nature by the passing of  times. ngs.

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Ross Taylor who had undergone an eye  surgery and miss the limited-overs matches is made his  comeback while Trent Boult also back in the playing XI to roar against the Tigers on Thrusday. . At the same time, Majority to do well in batting department will be depend on Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes foundation. They should put a good start and scores on the board for the Tigers. Mahmudullah’s returning on form while Mushfiq’s and Mominul’s comeback will boost up Tigers a lot during the first Test match. [Read also: Stats of Bangladesh vs New Zealand in Tests]

Bangladesh are going to play with three pacers and one specialist spinner. Bangladesh young prodigy speedsters Taskin Ahmed and Subashis Roys have been made their Test debut and included in the playing XI of first Test match of the series.

New Zealand (playing XI): Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.

Bangladesh (playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Subashis Roy.

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