`Bangladesh to play aggressive brand of cricket in Sri Lanka`
Published: 10:07 PM, 12 April 2021 Updated: 11:00 PM, 12 April 2021
Khaled Mahmud Sujon
Khaled Mahmud Sujon, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director who is going to Sri Lanka with the national team as the team leader said the Tigers will come up with positive and aggressive brand of cricket in the two-match Test series, which is the part of ICC World Test Championship.
The Tigers are touring Sri Lanka at a moment when they have been in tumultuous condition following their whitewash at the hands of West Indies in two-match Test series at home and a ODI and T20 whitewash in New Zealand.
But despite the fact, Mahmud said the Tigers won’t compromise with their fearless cricket.
“This thing is that we have to play positive and aggressive cricket. I always talk about playing positive cricket, attitude is very important,” Mahmud said today ahead of leaving the country for Sri Lanka along with the national cricket team.
He said the team was in good shape two years ago because of their attitude and he insisted on bringing that attitude again.
“The attitude that I saw two years ago, I want to see something like that, fight on the field, the result will be seen later. But we want to fight,” he remarked.
Mahmud believes that the condition will be more favourable for them in Sri Lanka rather than in New Zealand, which will be a positive thing for them.
“We know the condition is hot there now. The wicket is good. Sri Lanka are quite tough opponents in Sri Lankan conditions, but we believe we are not lagging behind in terms of skills. If we can play our best cricket, keep the process right, then I hope we will do better,” he pointed out.
He also said that the result of the first Test against West Indies played in Chattogram in February would not be repeated if they could stay focused for a long time.
‘Of course, we want to win. What will be the result …. We want to play the best cricket out there. The team that plays well will win. We have to proceed session by session and win all the sessions. In the Chattogram Test (against West Indies) we have lost even after dominating for four days, we don’t want to see a repeat of that. We want to stay focused for a long time.”
He further said there is nothing like junior or senior in the team rather he wants everyone to contribute in the same way for the team’s cause.
“There is no senior or junior, everyone is equal to me. Although Tamim, Mushfiqur, Muminul have a lot of experience. Even then the responsibility is equal for all. Everyone has the same responsibility when you wear the national team jersey. Everyone has a responsibility to play well,” he added.
The Bangladesh national cricket team has left the country today to play a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The Tigers left for the island nation on a special flight of Bangladesh Biman at 12:30 pm.