Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has come out with a massive statement that his side is capable of beating Australia in the upcoming Test series. The Aussies will start their campaign in the first of the 2 Tests in Dhaka on 27th August.
While talking to the reporters, he said, “I think it is possible to win both Test matches. There is no reason why we can’t do that. If you ask me about my own expectations then I would say with it would be to win both Tests.”
50th Test for Shakib
The first Test against Australia will be a special occasion for the left-hander as he will be playing in the 50th Test of his career. Along with Shakib, his teammate Tamim Iqbal will also feature in his 50th Test. Talking about his career, he highlighted the high points of his journey so far.
“I don’t have much regret in my life. I am very much happy with what has happened with me. I would feel much better if I could play more matches,” he said.
“Those matches I have played and had a good performance, all are important to me. I would say the Test match against England in 2016 is the most memorable one. As my individual performance, I can remember my 92 runs against West Indies. Scoring 217 against New Zealand was a big achievement for me,” he added.
Spin Test for Australia
The visitors are set to face a stern examination against the Bangladeshi spinners. The surfaces in Dhaka and Chittagong are expected to offer turn from the day one. Australia haven’t had a great time against spin of late as they lost in India earlier this year and in Sri Lanka, prior to that.
The Australian batsmen were seen practicing in the nets without the front pad. It’s a tactic to counter the spinners as it will help them avoid getting hit on the pads to get away with LBW decisions. It’s going to be an interesting series to watch that will determine how far Bangladesh’s cricket has traveled.
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