‘If we can beat England, why not Australia?’
Bangladesh are quite a dangerous force for any opposition at home in their own conditions, said out-of-favor spinner Abdur Razzak while talking to the journalists in Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) lounge on Sunday (August 5). Razzak also said that Bangladesh are no more a small side, and should be taken seriously by all. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “অস্ট্রেলিয়ার জন্য হুমকি হবে বাংলাদেশ”]
According to Razzak, Bangladesh could be a big threat for Australia in their upcoming two-match Test series, adding that the Tigers have the courage as well as the ability to beat the mighty Aussies at any capacity.
Razzak said, “Bangladesh are a dangerous team at home conditions. They are no more in ‘let’s see what happens’ type of situation. They are a threat for any team in the world while playing in their familiar conditions.
“I am sure Bangladesh will pose great threats for Australia. The Aussies no more have any luxury of taking us lightly. I think at the moment England are the best in Test cricket. If we can beat England, we also have the ability to beat Australia.”
Asked if he thought Australia were weak against spin, Razzak said, “We can’t say whether they are weak or strong against spin. Because here everybody is professional. They know exactly how to cope with different conditions. Australia recently beat India in India, that too in spinning tracks. So we can’t take it that they can’t play spin.”
Razzak also had some suggestions for Mushfiqur Rahim and Co, “We have to stick to our plans. We shouldn’t lose our focus. We have to keep doing our own job. Then only can we do well against them.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com