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Bangladesh bowl first in one-off Test against Afghanistan

Tigers playing without a pacer

Published: September 05, 2019 10:59:48 | Updated: September 05, 2019 11:42:23

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Afghanistan have won the toss and opted to bat first in the one-off Test match against Bangladesh in Chattogram.

Bangladesh are playing without a recognised seamer on a wicket that is expected to favour the spinners with the wicket already showing cracks even before a ball is bowled.

Captain Shakib Al Hasan will lead a four-pronged spin attack with the likes of Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain and Mominul Hoque making up the auxiliary options, reports bdnews24.

The Afghans have mirrored the Tigers’ spin-heavy approach with four specialist spinners of their own led by skipper Rashid Khan and the experienced Mohammed Nabi.

Bangladesh XI: Soumya Sarkar, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan

Afghanistan XI: Ihsanullah Janat, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Zazai(w), Rashid Khan(c), Yamin Ahmadzai, Qais Ahmad, Zahir Khan


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