Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Test against Bangladesh being played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur from Oct 25-29, 2014.
When latest reports came in, Zimbabwe score was 31/2 in 11 overs. Follow the Ban vs Zim live score here.
Shakib Al Hasan was included back in the Bangladesh squad. A ban was imposed on him by the Bangladesh Board for disciplinary reasons.
Two leg-spinners debuted for both sides, 19-year-old Jubair Hossain debuted for Bangladesh while Zimbabwe gave a green cap to Tafadzwa Kamungozi who has played 44 first-class matches. Follow the live scores on cricinfo.com here.
Bangladesh who are out form are to win a international match this year, but they begin this series as favourites because of the home advantage.
The final playing XI:
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Shahadat Hossain and Al-Amin Hossain.
Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor (c), Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, John Nyumb and Tinashe Panyangara.
Bangladesh will play three Tests and five ODIs against Zimbabe this season. The 2nd Test will start from Nov 3 while the ODI series will begin from Nov 21.
Channel 9 and BTV will be telecasting the series live in Bangladesh. Viewers in India can watch the series live on Star Cricket.
The live streaming online can be watched here.
The list of TV channels that will broadcast the Ban vs ZIM series live in various countries is as below:
PTV Sports – Pakistan.
Star Cricket – India.
Ten Sports- UAE & Pakistan.
Channel 9 – Bangladesh
ESPN Sports – Australia.
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