Litton Das will keep wickets for Bangladesh in the first Test against South Africa to be played in Chittagong on Tuesday, July 21-25, 2015.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first. The match start time is 9:00 a.m. India time.
Mustafizur Rahman make his Test debut for Bangladesh.
Amla wants to take advantage of the dry and flat wicket, he said; “We have some 10 Test matches in the course of six or seven months. Exciting times.”
Mushfiqur also wanted to bat as well: he said, “The wicket look dry and flat even though it rained. Hopefully, we will take confidence from the India and Pakistan Tests.”
After a fantastic performance in the ODI and t20- series, the hosts will try their luck against the mighty Proteas in the longest format of the game.
Bangladesh have lost all their last eight Test against South Africa, but the conditions and their form is altogether different this time.
The visitors are without their star batsman AB de Villiers, so will depend on skipper Hashim Amla, JP Duminy and Faf du Plessis to get them a big score.
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The list of TV channels that will telecast the first Test live in various countries is as below:
Channel 9 – Bangladesh, Super Sports – South Africa, BTV Sports, Bangladesh, Star Sports – India, Sky Sports – U.K.
Star Sports will live stream the game at its website www.starsports.com here.
The likely playing XI is as below:
Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain.
South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander, Dean Elgar, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Simon Harmer, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel.