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Bangladesh Look to Level Test Series against England

October 26
14:02 2016

banenNew Delhi, Wednesday, October 26 – England are on tour of Bangladesh and soon to play final Test against the hosts soon. Bangladesh look forward to leveling the series against the England squad as this is the last opportunity to shine. The tournament will come to an end on November 1 as soon as the second Test match between England and Bangladesh finishes.

Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka is to host the last and decisive game. England lead the series by 1-0 by winning the Test, which concluded lately, at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong by 22 runs. The home side missed the chance of pocketing a win by an inch.
Despite the fact that Bangladesh ended up on the losing note, England can’t commit mistake of considering the rivals weak at all.

One thing got cleared after the first Test that Bangladesh are getting better day by day but they require to play more matches to develop into a more matured Test playing country. Their players have got the potential to play useful innings and upset powerhouses. England must be relaxed to start the Test tournament being on the winning side but each step is to be put cautiously by them. Expectations from Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Mominul Haque, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Subashis Roy, Mehedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah have increased.

Challenges thrown by Stuart Broad, Adil Rashid, Alastair Cook, Gareth Batty, Steven Finn, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Haseeb Hameed and Jake Ball are going to be huge as well. It was Bangladesh’s achievement that despite losing the toss in the opening Test, they restricted England at a score of 293 in the first innings and at 240 in the second innings. Batting collapse was witnessed often that could have sent the visitors in troublesome situation had Bangladesh batting been excellent. They were able to score 248 runs in their first innings and all-out at 263 runs. When it was needed that tail-ender batsmen should stay on the pitch and get close to attaining the target, frequent jolts were received.

Rahman carried on watching for a partnership but Mehedi Hasan, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Taijul Islam and Shafiul Islam lost their wickets one after the other, making the team stay away from victory from a margin that was attainable. However, not to forget that each match is different and has a totally different story to tell. With a couple of days for the second Test to begin, Bangladesh may come up with the strategies that could actually work in their favor. If truth be told then Mehedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam can trouble batting orders of England. Mehedi and Shakib were impressive in the longest format. If same momentum continues to drive the spirit, the travelers may land into problematic stage.

Those spending time in nets prior to the match may put best foot forward, capitalizing chance to perform. Challenges might be unending for the England players as well, taking into consideration kind of show put by the opponents lately. Though Bangladesh fell short of some runs against the same team in the first match of longest format, they can bounce back. More to the point, a victory in the end must be moral boosting. Confidence can be taken up by believing in their capabilities to perform better than before on their own soil. Each format requires different tactics. T20 asks for more of hitting, while Test cricket asks for patience. One Day International matches are a mix of both. Since ODI series is over, eyes are struck on how things are done this time.

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