The Tigers are travelling to South Afriuca after nearly a decade to play a full-fledged cricket series against theb Proteas. While the first batch of Bangladesh side has already flown for Johannesburg, the bsecond batch led by Tigers Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim will leave at 7.30pm in the evening.
Mushfiqur spoke to the reporters at the BCB headquarters in Mirpur today, prior to the departure for South Africa where the Tigers will play two Tests, three ODIs and a couple of T20Is.
In the press briefing, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that they need to to take inspiration from their New Zealand tour last year when they played well despite suffering whitewash against the Black Caps.
“We have not played in SA since 2008. Last time when we went to NZ after a long time we played well. We hope that we can play competitive cricket in SA although it will be challenging,” Mushfiqur told the reporters.
In recent times, some young cricketers of the team are not performing to their potentials, and thanks to the social media, fans are always way too critical of them. But Mushfiqur urged the supporters to keep patience.
“Soumya (Sarkar), Sabbir Rahman are not performing to their potentials. They may not perform well (in South Africa) but my request is that they need the support from you in their desperate times. We normally need a long time to get this type of players,” the key bartsman concluded.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com