Bangladesh (above) will play New Zealand in two-match Test series at home © AFP (File Photo)

Oct 9, 2013

Bangladesh take on strong New Zealand outfit in the first Test of two-match series starting at Chittagong on Wednesday.

The hosts will start their season at home and will be eager to start winning Test matches consistently. For New Zealand they will be looking to play positive cricket get their confidence before they face tough opponents.

Bangladesh recently won a Test match in Zimbabwe. They will hope to win Test matches against higher ranked opponents.

New Zealand have fielded two debutants Corey Anderson and Ish Sodhi while Marshall Ayub makes his debut for Bangladesh.


Bangladesh: Tamin Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Marshall Ayub, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c&wk), Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzaq, Rubel Hossain, Robiul Islam.

New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Brendon McCullum (wk), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling (wk), Doug Bracewell, Bruce Martin, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

Catch live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the first day’s play between Bangladesh and New Zealand here