The Bangladesh top order vs West Indies continues to struggle, as they lost three quick wickets in just 5.1 overs on the first day of their first Test.
Batting first, the visitors experienced another batting collapse, losing their top-order batters before the first session.
Bangladesh’s opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy (0) was dismissed in the very first over, and three more batters were dismissed for ducks, leaving the team at 45-6.
Tamim Iqbal scored 29 runs, the second-highest number of runs for the team. With these two figures, Tamim Iqbal has scored 5000th run in his Test career.
However, Tamim could have been the first Bangladeshi batter to achieve the feat during the Tigers’ first Test against Sri Lanka in Chattogram last month. During that series, he couldn’t bat due to cramp, while on 133 off 217 deliveries in their first innings.
Bangladesh chose to play three pacers vs West Indies. With Mustafizur Rahman returning to the Test side after several other pacers were ruled out due to injuries. Right-arm spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who suffered a finger injury, is also playing in the XI.
Shakib al Hasan has been named Test captain for the third time after Mominul Haque resigned from the role. Mominul was quite inconsistent with his bat and finally, he decided to leave that position.
The addition of fast bowler Kemar Roach has bolstered the West Indies squad, who has passed his fitness test. Gudakesh Motie is also ready to make his debut.
This is a piece of sad news for the fans. With great disappointment, we announce that, due to failed negotiations between the rights-holders and Bangladesh’s TV networks, no TV channels will broadcast the Bangladesh vs West Indies 2022 Test series. This is the first time since 2001 that TV channels are not showing a Test match involving Bangladesh.
According to our correspondent in Bangladesh, (BCB) is trying to show matches for free on its social media handles.