Mominul Haque and co. preparing for Test
CRICDOT DESK : Mominul Haque has been talking with a lot of confidence for several months now. This mental change has been his since winning the Test on New Zealand soil. A single Test victory has created confidence in the captains that they can win in any country in the world.
Mominul’s faith has been strengthened by the fact that Tamim Iqbal won the historic ODI match at Centurion. The left-arm batsman is dreaming of winning the Test series against South Africa from that belief. He said in a phone call from the camp in Cape Town that if the best cricket is played for the rest of the season, they will be able to make history in the Test against South Africa.
The Test team has got a good structure. Both batting and bowling have improved. However, with the development of pace bowling unit, the chances of doing well have increased. The Test team will also aim to return home with something special
The ODI and Test players went to South Africa at the same time. Although Tamim stayed in Johannesburg to play in the World Cup Super League series, the believers moved to Cape Town for a conditioning camp. Test cricketers have been practicing for 10 days at Gary Carsten’s academy there.
Although the camp was run by batting coach Jamie Siddons, Gary Carsten gave the batsmen tips for two days. Mominul took some time alone from this World Cup winning coach of India. Regarding the conditioning camp, the Test captain said, ‘It was a very good camp. Gary was the first two days. See you one day at the end. And Ryan Cook was with Jamie the whole time. He worked at Carsten’s academy. All in all a good camp. If you can go to the match and apply the skill, something good will happen. ‘
Bowling is the strength of Bangladesh Test team. Three pace bowlers are in great rhythm. Mominul thinks it is possible to take 20 wickets if Mehdi Hasan Miraj is on fire with Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam and Ebadat Hossain. Both batting and bowling have improved. However, with the development of pace bowling unit, the chances of doing well have increased. The Test team will also aim to return home with something special.
South Africa is not able to play the best team against Bangladesh in this series of World Test Championship. Six of their cricketers have taken leave from Test cricket to play in the IPL. Mominul wants to use this opportunity. Tomorrow is the end of the conditioning camp in Cape Town and the last ODI match in Johannesburg. The entire team will then meet at the first Test venue in Durban.