Without mentality of playing Tests, it’s hard to turn around: Nannu

Even after 19 years have passed, Bangladesh is still the same in Test cricket. There is no achievement in red ball cricket for the Tigers. Bangladesh loss seven matches by an innings in the last eight Tests on foreign soil.

Without mentality of playing Tests, it's hard to turn around: Nannu

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu spoke on Tuesday (February 11th) of Bangladesh team’s Test performance at the home of cricket in Mirpur. He said that Test cricket had become a cause for concern for Bangladesh.

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The Chief Selector said, “In Test cricket, it is definitely a matter of concern. Because the performance on foreign soil is above all. It is a matter of thinking about how you are taking the red ball cricket, how you are planning it and whether we can fully get into that plan.

“It is difficult to come back from this place unless you have the mindset to play five days of cricket. The cricketers are playing well at home in the Test. But they can’t do well in abroad. This is certainly a matter of concern. When it comes to management, you must do what is good.”

Asked why this is happening or the reason behind it, Nannu said, “It is difficult to play well in international cricket without playing well in domestic cricket. If you can do 85-90 percent success in domestic cricket then you cannot give more than 45-50 percent to the national team. As a result, giving 100% in domestic cricket can bring 60% in international cricket. As such, I think players have enough ability to play well. If the level can be elevated a little, Bangladesh will definitely be able to turn around in five days’ cricket.”

Bangladesh will travel to Pakistan for the second and final Test against Pakistan in April. Meanwhile, They will play a Test against Zimbabwe in March.

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