Bangladesh will face Windies in the first Test starting on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

Live updates:

West Indies 29/1

Bangladesh 324 all-out

Bangladesh 205/3 (Mominul Haque 115*)

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat

Play will start at 9:30 AM local, 3:30 AM GMT.

The Windies Cricket team will be in Bangladesh for a month-long tour, in which the teams will play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.

Incidentally, the two teams met for a Test series in West Indies earlier this year. Windies had comfortably won that series 2-0.

GTV live streaming details

Gazi TV (GTV) will broadcast the matches live on its network in Bangladesh. Rabbitholebd will provide the live streaming on its website for the premium members in Bangladesh.

Hotstar will also provide the live streaming options across the Indian subcontinent, but only premium pack users can avail this feature. Sky Sports Cricket will telecast the match live in the United Kingdom. Willow TV will broadcast the game live in the United States.

Shakib makes a comeback

Captain Shakib Al Hasan will come back into the side after missing the two-match Test series against Zimbabwe earlier this month.

Shakib's inclusion will boost their batting and also provide the hosts with an extra spinner bowling option.

Bangladesh has also added uncapped opening batsman Shadnam Islam as a backup for the current opening pair, while regular opener Tamim Iqbal continues to be out from the game due to his wrist injury.

Holder out of the series

Windies captain Jason Holder has been ruled out of this series due to a shoulder injury he suffered during the India tour last month. Kraigg Braithwaite will be leading the side in his absence. It will be difficult to replace Holder as he doubles up as a batsman and a bowler.

Players such as Roston Chase, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer will hold the key for the visitors who have arrived in Bangladesh after a 2-0 series loss in India.

The pitch and weather

The Chittagong pitch is been known for being good for batting over the years. It is needless to say, that pitch will have some turn from day one, as it is a Test match in the subcontinent.

Bangladesh will opt for a spin-heavy line-up and Windies' inexperience to play spin might be highlighted throughout the series. The fact that Windies don't have quality spin bowler will also affect them, hence Bangladesh will start favourites to win the series. Chittagong will stay bright and sunny throughout five days of the Test match, so there is nothing worry as far as the weather is concerned