Bangladesh handed Test debuts to Soumya Sarkar and fast bowler Mohammad Shahid, while Pakistan picked uncapped batsman Sami Aslam for the opening match of the two-Test series.
Pakistan also ignored senior off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, preferring to go in with two specialist slow bowlers in left-armer Zulfiqar Babar and leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
The hosts swept the preceding one-day series 3-0 and also defeated Pakistan for the first time in a Twenty20 international.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shuvagata Hom, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan.
Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Ranmore Martinesz (SRI).
TV Umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL) – AFP
Original source: Bangladesh to bat first in Test