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The Bangladesh Cricket team are all set to lock horns with the mighty Aussies for a Test series starting next month and the team’s opener Soumya Sarkar remained optimistic about his team’s chances. This will the very first Test series between Bangladesh and Australia involving Soumya Sarkar and the free flowing southpaw is definitely excited to face a sterner test.
To go with his excitement Soumya also wants to make this series a memorable one in his career and will look to play his best cricket. He has a great hand eye co ordination and is a very dangerous player if he gets his eye in. It will a huge test for Soumya given the fact he hasn’t played a series against Australia before.
“It will be the first time, I would play a Test series against Australia. So I want to make the series memorable. I shall try to help my team with the bat,” Soumya was quoted as saying by bd crictime. Soumya who broke into the national team in 2015 is hopeful of his team doing well in the series apart from his individual records. He believes that the Test series against England where they defeated the mighty side for the first time in their history will keep them in good stead against Australia and it will also serve as an inspiration for the Tigers.
“We have been doing well in Test cricket for the last couple of months. We beat England last year on our home ground. So I think we have a big opportunity now. All the players have been waiting to put their best in the field. Hopefully, we shall be able to beat them by performing well,” Soumya signed off.
Bangladesh had previously run Australia very close way back in 2006 when they made the No.1 side work for each run and wickets. After posting a mammoth 427 in their 1st innings courtesy a brilliant century by Shahryar Nafees, the Bangla bowlers bowled out the Aussies for a mediocre 267. The hosts couldn’t quite consolidate on their 1st innings and were bundled out for a meagre 148 in the 2nd giving Australia 307 to chase in the 4th innings. It was captain Ricky Ponting’s century which saved Australia from the blushes or else it might have turned out to be the lowest point in the history of Australian cricket.