Shakib - Back!

First Test preview: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe have made a rare trip out of Africa for their two Tests against Bangladesh, and will play the first at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka, where a draw is the usual outcome.

Dhaka's deck.

Pitch report: Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka

Batting first, posting a big score and then making use of the deteriorating surface later on remains the most likely avenue to success on a ground where only two matches have finished in a draw.

Hossain - promising future.

Streak earmarks trio for success

Bowling coach Heath Streak has pinpointed seamers Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Al-Amin Hossain as key to Bangladesh's bid to defeat Zimbabwe, come the first Test, which will start on Saturday.

Shakib - back from ban.

Jubair and Shakib in Bangladesh Test squad

The uncapped Jubair Hossain has been named in Bangladesh's squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe, which will get underway in Dhaka on Saturday.

Changes afoot.

DRS for Bangladesh, Zimbabwe Tests

The Decision Review System will be used during the Test series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe later this year.