Even though the opening match of the Tri – nation series between Bangladesh and Ireland was abandoned after rain torrentially interrupted the action in the middle of the innings, the Tiger batsmen found the job hard in green top of Malahide.
Acting captain of the match Shakib Al Hasan reckoned the happening as ‘a kind of experience’ and expressed of bouncing back in next matches of the series.
“The condition of the first match was far different from that of we are accustomed of playing. It was not that easy at all. But it became easier to clutch the ball in bat with the time as the ball grew softer. The experience was pretty much rough. Anyway we are waiting for the next match against New Zealand” – Shakib Al Hasan said who captained the side replacing regular skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who was under one match suspension due to slow over rate.
However Shakib thinks the next match against New Zealand will also be tough for Bangladesh; “The team of New Zealand that has come here to participate is quite inexperienced. Some of their veteran campaigners are still playing in IPL. But nevertheless they are also capable of handing a good blow to us.”
“We played against New Zealand few months earlier; it was not a pleasing experience but hope this time we will be able to do better” – world number one all – rounder said.
Bangladesh will face New Zealand in their second match on 17th of May in Dublin.