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We should have performed well in Tests earlier: Akram

Former Bangladesh captain Akram Khan, who had lifted the ICC Trophy 20 years back, termed Bangladesh’s journey so far in the cricket world a “decent one”.

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“It is a decent journey so far. There are some areas where we had developed more than my expectations while there are some places where we could not reach the desired standard. But overall we are having a good run so far,” Akram told the New Age.

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However, Akram believes Bangladesh should have started performing well in Test cricket lot earlier. “Recently we are playing well in Tests but I think we should have performed like this earlier, say from 2012-13. In our present set-up there are four to five world-class players and their presence seems to be playing as a decisive factor in our growth as a cricketing nation. I did not expect to have so many performers at once,” he said.

Akram hopes the day is not that way when Bangladesh will be considered as a force to reckon with in all formats of the game. “We feel it is not far when we would become a force to reckon with in all formats. When we started the journey it was totally a new experience. We were shy to express ourselves but now that is not the case and it is the major change that we have achieved so far during these 20 years.”

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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