The Bangladesh Test series will be only Chris Gayle’s second after a two-year self exile following a fall out with the West Indies cricket board over multiple issues © Getty Images
Dhaka: Nov 13, 2012
Both West Indies and Bangladesh will aim to prove their worth as the two sides meet in the first Test at Mirpur starting Tuesday.
Earlier, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy elected to bat first after winning the toss. The Bangladesh Test series will be only Chris Gayle’s second after a two-year self exile following a fall out with the West Indies cricket board over multiple issues
West Indies, who are riding high on their ICC World T20 win, are eager to rise above their present status and prove their worth in world Test cricket.
Bangladesh return to Test, marking an end to their 11-month break from the five-day game.
Bangladesh are also riding high on their Asia Cup performance and will look to end the year on a high note.
Stand-in coach Shane Jurgensen faces a huge task in leading the tigers to a series win at home.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shohag Gazi.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy (c), Veerasammy Permaul, Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul
Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh here