Agence France-PresseJanuary 27, 2014 01:47
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent Bangladesh in to bat in the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Monday.
Bangladesh left out Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mahmudullah and Abdur Razzak from their initial squad, and awarded a Test cap to opening batsman Shamsur Rahman.
Sri Lanka were without wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene, who is to return home to Colombo later on Monday due to his father's illness.
The tourists omitted unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis, preferring all-rounder Dilruwan Perera.