Bangladesh asked to bat first in Mirpur
Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first in the one-off Test in Mirpur on Wednesday.
These two teams have met once before in this format, with Afghanistan claiming victory in that memorable encounter in Chattogram back in 2019.
Afghanistan are playing a Test match for the first time in two years while this is the second Test for Bangladesh this year. Bangladesh are without regular captain Shakib Al Hasan and ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal out of this Test through injury. Afghanistan's biggest star Rashid Khan has been rested for this match.
Bangladesh: 1 Zakir Hasan, 2 Mahmudul Hasan Joy, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Litton Das (capt & wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Taijul Islam, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Ebadot Hossain
Afghanistan: 1 Ibrahim Zadran, 2 Abdul Malik, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 5 Nasir Jamal, 6 Karim Janat, 7 Afsar Zazai (wk), 8 Hamza Hotak, 9 Zahir Khan, 10 Nijatullah Masood, 11 Yamin Ahmadzai