Newly appointed Bangladesh Test vice-captain Mahmudullah Riyad has admitted that the Tigers are confident to face Zimbabwe (in tri-series) and Sri Lanka at home. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ দায়িত্ব পালনের পাশাপাশি সাকিবকে সহযোগিতা করতে চান রিয়াদ]
Although Bangladesh will be playing in January without a head coach. But Mahmudullah has faith in others too. He urges to make a good start.
“We have a good team management including (Khaled Mahmud) Sujon bhai, Richard (Halsall), (Courtney) Walsh in one unit. Still it’s a new start. It’s important to start well,” he said.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah were appointed as Test captain and vice-captain on December 10. Mahmudullah was vice-captain of the team in the past as well. He is looking to do his job nicely.
“I’ll try to fulfill my responsibility completely including helping helping the captain. We will try to do what exactly a senior player needs to do so that the responsibility is carried out nicely.”
The Tigers will take on Sri Lanka in two Tests and two T20Is after the tri-nation series. Mahmudullah wants to use home conditions well against the Lankans.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is high on confidence after a terrific performance in the last round of National Cricket League for Khulna Division against Dhaka Division. He now aims to use his confidence in the coming fixtures. Miraz took 10/113 in the match including a career-best 7/24 in the first innings, that played a crucial role in Khulna’s sixth title win. The 19-year-old was wicketless in the first Test against South Africa in Potchefstroom. ]
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com