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25 February 2024

Cricket: Bangladesh ask India to bat in first Test

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and sent India in to bat in the first cricket Test here on Sunday.

Virender Sehwag was leading India in the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was ruled out with back spasms. Leading spinner Harbhajan Singh was also missing due to a stiff neck.

The start was delayed by 90 minutes because of fog and murky weather over this coastal city.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hasan, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam.

India: Virender Sehwag (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Venkatsai Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Zaheer Khan, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Marais Erasmus (RSA)

TV umpire: Enamul Haque (BAN)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)


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