Bangladesh vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan has said that the team is riding high on confidence after a good show against Pakistan in ODIs and T20s and are well on course to face India next month.
Last month, Bangladesh thrashed Pakistan 3-0 in ODIs and in the one-off T20 and with India scheduled to tour them for a one-off Test and three ODIs in June, Shakib feels that this might will be their best chance to defeat the Men in Blue. (Check out Full Schedule of the tour HERE)
“They (India) have match winners but our performance will inspire us and we get lot more support from our home crowd in that series. We will definitely want to win the series against them.”
Shakib added that he was proud of team’s performance against Pakistan in the limited-overs format but also mentioned that a victory in the Test series would have been an icing on the cake.
“It is a better performance than the world cup; there is a slight regret about the end as it could have been better,” he said.
The all-rounder criticized the domestic structure of the country where, due to the bizarre nature of wickets, their pace bowlers aren’t able to build up their ability at all.
It has been a growing concern for Bangladesh that their bowlers haven’t been able to take 20 wickets in Tests which has resulted in them losing matches.
“I think our domestic cricket is the only set up in the world where teams do not take more than two pacers in their team and they even cannot bowl more than four to five over’s at a time. Because pacers get demoralized if wickets do not assist them at all,” he concluded.