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England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat in the first match of a two-test series against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Thursday.

Cook becomes the most-capped English test cricketer in his 134th appearance and will have a new opening partner in Benn Duckett, who makes his test debut at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Off-spinner Gareth Batty makes his return to the test arena after an 11-year absence.

Playing their first test in almost 15 months, Bangladesh fielded three debutants in Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan and Kamrul Islam Rabbi.

Teams:

England won toss and decided to bat

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad

Referees: Kumar Dharmasena (Umpire), Chris Gaffaney (Umpire), Sundaram Ravi (TV umpire), Roshan Mahanama (Match referee)

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