Tamim-Joy going to open most probably: Mominul
CRICDOT DESK : Tamim Iqbal was not in the Test against Pakistan and New Zealand due to injury. He is back in the Test squad against South Africa. The place in the XI is also guaranteed. Mahmudul Joy was not out in the last Test against the Kiwis due to injury. He is ready to play. Test batsman Sadman Islam is also present.
Before the Durban Test, which starts on Thursday, speculation is rife in the settled batting order of the Bangladesh team. In the pre-match press conference, captain Mominul Haque gave half answer to that question. “The opening pair is more likely to win Tamim,” he said.
Mominul said that the XI of the first Test was not right even though they came close to a decision on the opening pair. According to him, he will see the wicket again on Thursday. Then decide whether to go for batting or bowling approach. That means whether batsman Yasir Rabbi or left-arm spinner Taizul Islam will play will be decided based on the wicket.
Mominul also said that a Test win in New Zealand and an ODI series win in South Africa would give them confidence, “We are on the field to win. We have confidence. Coming to play a full series and winning one increases confidence. But there is a difference between white and red ball cricket. We have to continue the processes of the New Zealand series. ‘
Pace bowling coach Alan Donald said of Durban’s wicket, it would be a batting-friendly wicket. In the end the spinners can get help. Proteas captain Dean Elgar hopes there will be pace-bounce as there is some work to be done with the wicket. Muminul said, the pacers will get help and there will be runs again. The answer to the wicket puzzle may be found in the match.