Astle was the only change in the squad that defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in December to claim an unprecedented fourth Test series in a row for New Zealand. Selector Gavin Larsen admitted it was "a tough call" to drop Patel, who was outstanding against Pakistan in the UAE. Todd Astle returns to the New Zealand side for the Tests v Bangladesh, having eased his way back after a knee surgery. The first of three Tests begins in Hamilton on February 28. New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Will Young.
Source: Dhaka Tribune February 22, 2019 11:03 UTC