‘Bangladesh are more confident’

Kamrul Islam Rabbi

Bangladesh pacer Kamrul Islam Rabbi in his latest interaction with the media, expressed his confidence of doing well as a team in the upcoming South Africa series as he believes Tigers are now a more confident side.

“As a team Bangladesh are more confident. No one can say they will beat Bangladesh easily,” Kamrul Islam Rabbi told the media at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.

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The pacer from Barisal however, admitted that the condition in South Africa would be different than the recently concluded series against Australia where the hosts put a great fight against the Aussies having won one match. “Yes, the condition will be different in South Africa, more pace and bounce, compared to Bangladesh,” he added.

A few months back Bangladesh played a 3-match Test series against the Blackcaps in New Zealand condition. It was very different condition as the wicket was bouncy. But still some of the players showed their character well.

He further added, “In bouncy condition, Shakib [al Hasan] bhai scored 200 and Mushfiqur [Rahim] bhai scored 150. So if the opponent can take wickets or score runs then we can do it also. We have that confidence. If players can remain confident then performance will come.”

Meanwhile, Kamrul also revealed the players who are outside of the national team now have trained under coach Mizanur Rahman Tigers were in Chittagong for the final Test against Australia.

“We have trained under [Mizanur Rahman] Babul sir when the team were in Chittagong. [Saturday] Walsh was present. The players who are outside at the moment are practising with an eye on the South Africa series. We mainly practise with the red ball. Overall the practise was good,” Kamrul concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.