North Sound – West Indies captain Jason Holder received the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat at the opening day of the primary Take a look at of a two-match collection on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.
Recent from a drawn three-match duel with Sri Lanka characterized by way of rapid bowler-friendly pitches, the uncommon sight of a greenish floor at a venue which historically has been a batsman’s paradise would have influenced Holder’s determination to bat first and in addition retain the similar bowling line-up, together with himself, which options 4 quicker bowlers and the lone specialist spinner in Devendra Bishoo.
West Indies selectors have additionally resisted the temptation to overlook opening batsman Devon Smith, who struggled within the Sri Lanka collection following a recall to global cricket after 3 years.
Within the absence of injured seamer Mustafizur Rahman, who used to be dominated out of the excursion, 24-year-old Abu Jayed makes his Take a look at debut in a Bangladesh line-up that includes 5 gamers, together with captain Shakib al Hasan, who had been individuals of the triumphant Bangladesh squad which ruled the depleted hosts on their excursion of the Caribbean in 2009.
On their closing talk over with to the West Indies even though in 2014, the Bangladeshis had been outplayed by way of a full-strength house facet.
West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell, Shane Dowrich (wk), Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach
Bangladesh: Shakib al Hasan (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Abu Jayed, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam