Shakib Al Hasan will not feature in the first Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh which started on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The match is being played at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Live updates: Day 3: Bangladesh trail by 307 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Bangladesh 234 & 174/4 * (43 overs)

New Zealand 715/6d

The first day's play will begin at 11:00 AM NZDT, 4:00 AM BST.

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After this, the second Test will begin on March 8 at Wellington, while the third and the final Test is set to begin on March 16 in Christchurch. Before this, the two teams had played a three-match ODI series in which New Zealand whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0.

NZ v BANG 1st Test broadcast

Sky Sports NZ will televise NZ v BANG 1st Test on its network in New Zealand while Star Sports Select 1 will telecast the match live in India.

Gazi TV (GTV) will also provide the television coverage of the series for the Bangladeshi viewers.

Injury-hit Bangladesh face stiff New Zealand challenge - (icc-cricket.com/Youtube)
Injury-hit Bangladesh face stiff New Zealand challenge - (icc-cricket.com/Youtube)

Hotstar will stream the live and exclusive coverage via its website in the Indian subcontinent. Sky Sports will also provide live streaming in New Zealand.

Read: GTV, Hotstar live cricket streaming Bangladesh vs New Zealand 3rd ODI at 3 AM IST

Todd Astle preferred ahead of Ajaz Patel

New Zealand has decided to drop Ajaz Patel and bring back Todd Astle, who has recovered after his surgery which had kept him away from international Cricket for a while last year.

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According to the Cricbuzz report, New Zealand team management has suggested that they would like to see what wrist-spin bring to the table in their home conditions. Other than this one change, the rest of the 13-men squad is the same as the one which played Sri Lanka in December at home.

Soumya Sarkar recalled due to Shakib's injury

Captain Shakib Al Hasan will continue in the sidelines due to his injury.

Mahmudallah Riyad will lead the Bangladesh team and as of now, it is not confirmed whether Shakib will miss rest of the series as well. Soumya Sarkar has been included in Shakib's place and is likely to play the first Test. According to the Cricbuzz report, Mushfiqur Rahim's inclusion is also under the scanner as the wicketkeeper-batsman is still recovering from an injury.

Like most of the track in New Zealand, Seddon Park to provides ample amount of swing to the bowlers who are ready to pitch it up.

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Having said that, it is expected that the Hamilton Test could also see batsmen getting some runs as well. The weather will stay clear most of the time during the course of the Test, but you can't rule out the possibility of rain while you are in New Zealand.

Also read: Fox Sports, Hotstar live streaming Australia vs India 1st ODI at 1 PM IST

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