Bangladesh a better side than South Africa now: Whatmore
There was absolute domination from the men in blue at home against South Africa in the three-match Test series. Ar charged-up India will be taking on struggling Bangladesh in two-match Test series and also three T20Is. And, former Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore believes his former side will give a better fight than South Africa.
“The series will be an interesting one. Bangladesh are at the moment a better side than South Africa. Their players have been in a lot of T20 leagues. That will come in handy for them. Plus, they have always been a dangerous side. They can upset calculations on a given day. So, no dull moments,” he said.
“Shakib is a complete all-rounder now. He was in good form in the World Cup. I am sure that a series against a top team like India will make him give his best.”
“He is a top-class bowler. The wickets could help him bowl quick. He will be key for Bangladesh’s success. Some Indian batsmen have struggled against left-arm seamers. If Mustafizur gets his lengths right and is consistent, he could be among wickets,” Whatmore concluded.