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Dhaka Tribune

Tigers aim to produce better show at Saint Lucia

The second Test will be televised by Bangladesh-based sports channel T Sports

Update : 24 Jun 2022, 11:41 AM

Bangladesh team is aiming to bounce back from the heavy defeat against hosts West Indies in the first Test and start the second Test with a better show at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia on Friday.

Bangladesh batting failed big time in the first day of the first Test match as the visitors were bundled out for just 103 in their first innings after being sent into batting. 

After their defeat, Tiger skipper Shakib al Hasan admitted that the first session in the first Test had literally finished the game for them as Tigers top and middle order were completely outplayed by the Windies pace attack.

“That one session killed the game for us. We were always behind the game from that point. It is not at all acceptable. We've been doing this quite regularly now in our last four-five Test matches,” Shakib said after their defeat in the first Test where he scored 51 and 63.

Bangladesh captain fired a warning to his batters after their first Test and Tiger batsmen will surely try to produce a good batting effort in the coming match.

The form of Mominul Haque in the middle order is a big concern for Bangladesh as the experienced batsman is having a horrible time with the bat in recent matches which even cost him the Test captaincy.

Mominul may get another chance in the second Test and it will be a huge challenge for the left hander to score some significant runs against a good Windies bowling attack.

Anamul Haque Bijoy has been included in the squad for the second Test and he might get a chance in the playing eleven replacing number three batsman Nazmul Hossian Shanto who is also out of form.

Anamul last played a Test match back in 2014 and interestingly it was against the West Indies and in the same venue. 

The wicketkeeper batsman is hoping for a good return to the Test fold if he has been picked and aiming to continue his good form from the first-class cricket to the international match as well.

"It is true that I was called up for white ball cricket and was practicing white ball. But in my head, I've always said and I believe that, I love Test cricket very much. It works much more intensely in me. When I get the chance, I'll definitely try to grab it," Anamul said in a video message sent by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

"You all know that I've been called into the national team after eight years so this is a big opportunity for me and it's a great chance to show that I really love Test cricket. I'm excited and will try to follow the process the way I've played first-class cricket,” Anamul concluded.

The second Test and the remaining matches of Bangladesh tour of West Indies will be televised by Bangladesh-based sports channel T Sports.



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