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Facing Bangladeshi spinners will be a big challenge: Regis Chakabva


Zimbabwe wicket-keeper batsman Regis Chakabva says that even if not Shakib, there is no chance of becoming sterile. They are more afraid of Bangladeshi spinners.

Facing Bangladeshi spinners will be a big challenge: Regis Chakabva

“Shakib is a big star,” Chakava said while practicing at the National Cricket Academy ground in Mirpur on Monday.

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“However, when we last played here, many players have come up for Bangladesh. Bangladesh did not lose their fighting strength even without Shakib. So we agree in one place, that is facing Bangladeshi spinners. This will be a big challenge. But we are optimistic about doing good.”

Zimbabwe cricket team last came to Bangladesh in 2018. The two-match Test series was drawn by 1-1. The visitors won the first Test by showing great performance at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium but Bangladesh won the second match. Zimbabwe, however, set a tough challenge in that match. Zimbabwe had been expected to show good performance in the match that begins at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on February 22 next.

Chakabva wanted to take the win against Bangladesh as a motivation, he said “We need to look at the win against Bangladesh in Sylhet couple of years ago. How we played in that match and won. That kind of performance needs to be repeated. We hope we can have success by playing like that this time.”

Mentioning that Bangladesh is always very strong in their field, he said, “We are focusing only on their own ability. Bangladesh is always a fighting team. However, we are only emphasizing our good performance. We don’t want to worry too much about Bangladesh squad.”

While the sub-continent’s teams find the condition of Bangladesh quite difficult, it is not considered to be very tough to Zimbabwe. Because they visit Bangladesh regularly. There are a lot of cricketers who play regularly at domestic tournaments. For that reason, Zimbabwe is not concerned about Bangladesh’s condition, Chakabva said. Rather, they want to get better results by enjoying the conditions here.

“We are not afraid of the conditions here,” said Chakabva. “Rather, we are enjoying this condition right now.”

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