Bangladesh national cricket team players are now currently involved in a fitness camp ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia in August-September. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অস্ট্রেলিয়াকে ধরাসাই করতে তাইজুলের পরিকল্পনা]
Saturday (July 15) was the fifth day of the camp at the Academy Ground in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. Post the day’s fitness session, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam faced the local newsmen and spoke about his ambition for the Australia series.
Taijul said that the Tigers will try to take the maximum advantage of playing in their home conditions when they will take on the mighty Aussies for the five-day matches.
He said, “As the series will be in our condition, we will try to take the maximum advantage. England is a big team but in the last home series we fought well against them with spin in both Tests and beat them in the second Test.”
Due to the ongoing rift between players and Cricket Australia (CA), their tour to Bangladesh is still an uncertainty. However, Taijul believes it’s nothing of their concern.
“Whether finally Australia comes or not, that’s not our concern now. Apart from this series, we have plenty of cricket left in this year. So our main focus is on the conditioning camp to improve our fitness level.”
He further added, We all know our spinners are doing great in home serieses. So i wish the wicket and condition will be favorable for just like the England series.”
Taijul also shared his goal that exploiting Australian batsmen’s weakness in playing spin ball, he wants to become the top wicket-taker of the series.
“In our team right now there are lot of competition. So whenever i will get chance, i have to perform to be in the team. If Australia comes, i will try to be the highest wicket taker in the series,” Taijul signed off.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com