'A Clash of Equals' – Sydney Morning Herald
As the time is approaching for the two match Test series between Bangladesh and Australia, the Aussie media has started applauding the improvement of Bangladesh as a cricketing nation. After The Telegraph, Australia’s another leading daily The Sydney Morning Herald has mentioned the combating sides standing ‘neck to neck’ instead of ‘favorites and under dogs’.
Jesse Hogan, the sports reporter of Sydney Morning Herald wrote, “When Australia toured Bangladesh for the first time almost a decade ago, it was as top dog versus underdog. Come next month, the contest instead shapes as much closer to being a clash of equals than it could have been at any time since that encounter.”
Auatralian media admired the way Bangladesh has progressed in their journey as a greater opponent and said that now it is their turn to replicate the success in the red ball also.
Earlier that Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim announced that it is the biggest opportunity for the home side to thrash mighty Aussies in the prestigious arena of cricket where the Tigers’ success story is still unmentionable.
The lowest ranked Zimbabwe is the only team against whom Bangladesh grabbed wins in Test cricket playing at home. Now prior to facing a proportionately inexperienced side of Australia, Bangladesh is sensing to enhance their appearance.
However even the Australians are speculating about the possible upper hand of Bangladesh in the series, Hogan wrote, “When combined with what be a vastly revamped squad, it will give Bangladesh hope of sealing their biggest achievement since their entry to international cricket.”