Compared to the other two formats, the Bangladesh team is far behind in Tests. The recent performance is not going well at all. Muminul Haque stepped down as he could not bear the pressure of captaincy with his batting failure. Again the responsibility fell on the shoulders of Shakib Al Hasan. However, understanding the leadership in the third phase, Shakib could not take advantage of his first assignment. The West Indies lost the two-match series 0-2.
After such a rate, the question has arisen again about the Testability of the Bangladesh team. However, captain Shakib said, he has to give at least a year and a half to bring good results in white clothes. With the message of doing well at home without thinking about the results of the foreign tour for the time being. Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Murtaza spoke to Shakib in the same tone on Tuesday.
“At first, the Tests were never good,” Mashrafe told reporters at his residence. We sometimes won a few matches at home, moving towards a process. But suddenly down again. We have never been consistent in Tests. The format in which it is continuous is ODI. We have been playing more or less consistently since 2015. ‘
Mashrafe said that although Shakib is the captain, not everything can change overnight. “The positive thing about Test cricket is that Shakib is a very experienced cricketer,” he said. Shakib is the captain now but nothing can happen overnight. Shakib has said some things that have depth. I have to give him time. I believe that with time we can overcome it again. It will take some time. ‘
However, behind the West Indies Test series rate, Mashrafe Duke has brought the use of the ball to the fore. Tests are played in almost all countries of the world including Bangladesh with Kukabura and SG balls. Only England and the Windies play there, says Duke. The seam of this ball is higher and different from the rest of the ball.
To be consistent in the Tests, Shakib said in his explanation, you have to practice winning at home first. Only then will success come. The same song in Mashrafe’s voice that day.
“ODI cricket too but we have changed that way,” Mashrafe said. Our first plan was to win as many matches as possible at home, how could we win 80 per cent of the matches. So that’s what I said, we started in Test cricket too. I lost to Australia and England. A little back from that place has become a problem. But we have to win the maximum match at home now. ‘
The Narail Express pacer added, ‘Playing at home will reduce the chances of a draw. Because making a spinning wicket reduces the chances of a draw. We have to win the match with that plan. I think Shakib is thinking aggressively which is positive. ‘