Taskin hopeful of better performance in first Test

Taskin hopeful of better performance in first Test

The first and only warm-up match of Bangladeshi in South Africa was ended in draw. Tigers pacers did not get too much assistance from the pitch in Benoni.

With that in mind, a concession of 313 for eight to a young South Africa Invitation XI batting line-up in the three-day tour match that ended on Saturday may raise some concern among Bangladesh fans but paxer Taskin Ahmed however, is hopeful that they will adjust fully before the first Test.

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“The pitch [in Benoni] was flat and slow; it almost seemed like home,” said Taskin at the team hotel in Potchefstroom yesterday while speaking about the warm-up game.

Taskin who is likely to lead the charge against a formidable South African batting line-up in the first Test from Thursday, added, “I doubt we will get a wicket like that in the first Test. Altitude is little bit high [in South Africa].”

“We had a little bit of trouble with that during the practice match. But we are adjusting to it well. Hopefully we will adjust fully before the first Test,” he concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com