Bangladesh ready for SA challenge

Durban : Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque has urged his teammates to not rest on their laurels as they prepare to take on South Africa in the two-match Test series, beginning March 31 at Durban.

Bangladesh shifted their focus on red-ball cricket following their maiden ODI series win in South Africa, and Mominul & Co. can take confidence from the fact they have shown their potential abroad by earning their maiden Test win in New Zealand earlier this year.

We cannot think about the past like our win at Mount Maunganui or Zimbabwe and need to be focused on from day one to make sure that we can dominate for five days. Mominul told reporters on Friday. “I am confident of winning and as a captain all I want is a win.

We have had to struggle for two to three years in Test cricket. We are a good one-day team but to do well in Test we need to give and put in a lot of hard work going forward to do well in Test.

Mominul said the team’s success in ODIs will also inspire them to do well in Tests.

Enjoyed Tamim bhai, Shakib bhai, Liton’s batting and Taskin’s bowling during the last couple of days (in the ODIs against South Africa) and certain their performance will give confidence to the Test team.

Whenever someone does well in one format he carries the confidence in the other format. I agree that the format is different and the conditions might be different too but at the end of the day that confidence and inspiration helps, he said.