Test series is going to be extremely challenging for us: BCB president on playing against India

India were runners-up in the first cycle of the ICC Test Championship. This time the team is running toward the championship again. Therefore, Bangladesh will have to face a tough test in this series, thinks the board president.

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Bangladesh's home series against India will start in a few days. A full-strength India will play three ODIs and two Tests during the three-week tour. The fight will begin with the ODI series. However, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon thinks that the real challenge in this fight will be the Test series.
India were runners-up in the first cycle of the ICC Test Championship. This time the team is running toward the championship again. Therefore, Bangladesh will have to face a tough test in this series, thinks the board president.
He said, “Test series is going to be extremely challenging for us. Playing with India, who were the finalists last time - this must be remembered. This time they will fight for the title of Test Championship again. We have a big gap compared to them. I think it's going to be difficult.”
Papon thinks that the main strength of the Bangladesh team in Tests is the pace bowling unit. However, he hopes that good results can be obtained if the spin and batting units are improved.
He added, “When I came (As BCB president) in I knew our core strength was spin. Then it became batting. Earlier I heard about weak links in the pace bowling unit. Now, this is our biggest strength. A comparison with England, Australia, or India would be wrong, compared to our past. There is a fair amount of spinners. I will not say that there is a quality spinner. But there is a big lack of consistency in batting. Because of this lack, we are losing the matches from winning positions.”