Dhaka(August 27, 2017): Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to bat in the first Test of a two-match series against Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka today.
Bangladesh left out Lion Das, Mominul Haque and Taskin Ahmed from their initial squad of 14 members.
All-rounder Ashton Agar returned to Australian Test team after four years while the visitors also drafted in batsman Usman Khawaja.
It means Nasir Hossain will be playing his first Test in two years having last played against South Africa in 2015.
Bangladesh Squad: Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
Australia Squad:: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins.