[caption id="attachment_805787" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-805787" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Todd-Astle.jpg" alt="Todd Astle" width="628" height="355" /> Todd Astle (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/todd-astle/news/">Todd Astle</a> will resume his stop-start Test career against Bangladesh after beating <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ajaz-patel-3/news">Ajaz Patel</a> for a spot in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a>'s 13-man squad to face <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> next week, selectors said on Friday. <p></p> <p></p>Astle was the only change in the squad that defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in December to claim an unprecedented fourth Test series in a row for New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p>Selector Gavin Larsen admitted it was "a tough call" to drop Patel, who was outstanding against Pakistan in the UAE. <p></p> <p></p>"It's great though to have Todd fit again and we're keen to see what his wrist-spin can offer in New Zealand conditions, and he'll also bolster the batting," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Astle, 32, made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2012 but since then has played only two more, most recently against England in March last year. <p></p> <p></p>The first of three Tests begins in Hamilton on February 28. <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Zealand:</strong> Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Will Young.