Bangladesh made 255 in 48.1 overs against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI in the warm-up game in Bloemfontein. The tourists lost the match with 3.3 overs to go.
“From what I have seen and however much I have batted, I thought the wicket was very good,” Nasir said.
He also thinks that the batsmen have to score 300+ in order to win.
“It was a flat wicket. I think the match wicket will also be similarly flat. If we want to win, we have to score more than 300, and the bowlers have to work hard. It won’t be easy to get wickets here. There is not much in the wicket for the bowlers.
“If we can score more than 300 then maybe there will be a possibility to win. If we score less, we can still win, but that will be very hard,” he added.
Nasir also told that the practice match was a good opportunity for the batsmen to get to used to conditions.
“A practice match is a practice match. It’s for our batsmen and bowlers to get a feel for the wicket. Everyone played 30 to 40 deliveries [with the exception of Nasir, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das among the batsmen], and that helped our self-belief. Bowlers got a feel for where they should bowl. That will come of use in the match.”
The 25-year-old hopes the top-order and middle-order to score runs to boost total to 300.
“Yesterday [Thursday], apart from one or two, no one did really well, but still we crossed 250 and there were even some balls remaining. If I our top order scores runs and our middle order scores runs, then it is possible to score more than 300.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com