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Domingo aware of Afghanistan threat in spin conditions


Bangladesh’s new head coach Russell Domingo’s mission will start with the one-off Test against Afghanistan, starting from September 5.

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As much as it will be a tough challenge for Afghanistan to play their first-ever Test against Bangladesh, it will something similar for Bangladesh’s newly appointed head coach Russell Domingo. He has taken over the side after showing tremendous passion and determination. His first mission starts against Afghanistan with the only Test.

Domingo said in the press conference on Tuesday that he is well aware of the fact that Afghanistan will be desperate to create surprises in a condition which they are quite familiar of.

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“They will feel conditions here will help them because if they were playing in England, Australia or New Zealand then it might have been tougher for them. They will be desperate to win and they will be very confident of springing a few surprises.”

“Their spinners are very threatening. We have seen in shorter format how dangerous they can be. It’s definitely a different format but they will definitely be threatening. They have got some match winners, like Nabi and others. Rashid is a fantastic bowler. We need to make sure that we respect them and while also score some against them because it’s really important to put the pressure on their pace bowlers,” he said.

The new head coach also expressed that he wishes to see the Test captain Shakib Al Hasan in the same form he was and insisted that the expectations will also be higher from a player of his calibre.

“He has been the leading all-rounder. So the expectations are always high. And more importantly his expectation is very high. He sets a very high standard. His performances have been fantastic in all formats. Expectation is he can improve and sustain on it,” Domingo concluded.

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