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Shakib: We want to win most of the sessions

  • Published at 01:14 am July 12th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:15 am July 12th, 2018
Bangladesh Test and T20I captain Shakib al Hasan Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Bangladesh Test captain Shakib al Hasan is aiming to win most of the sessions for a better performance in the second and final Test match against the West Indies, starting Thursday at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

The Tigers were humbled by the home side in the first Test where Bangladesh were dismissed for just 43 runs in the first innings in the face of some devastating bowling by the Carribean side.

And following another batting failure by the visiting side in the second innings, the Windies cantered to an innings and 219-run win.

"Obviously it is a very important game for us. It will be very important how we start the game. It will not actually matter if we bowl or bat first, we just need to start very well and then keep the momentum. We need to make sure that we win most of the sessions and by doing that, we cannot give away the match," said Shakib to the media in Jamaica Wednesday.

"(We are) very disappointed to be honest. We knew that it is going to be tough for us but the way we performed was below-par. We need to step up our game a bit. At this moment the team have been feeling very confident, though we did not do well in the first game. This is a new match for us, a new day and we are looking forward to the game," he added.

Shakib is expecting the home side to come even harder in Jamaica where the pitch will offer more pace and bounce, compared to the Antigua wicket.

"I am expecting it to have more pace and bounce. I would say consistent pace and bounce then the one we played in Antigua. I think it will be a true wicket if we can apply ourselves. We can do well, it does not matter if we bowl or bat first, as I said. We need to adapt to the wicket as soon as we get into the game," said Shakib.