Bangladesh Cricket Team is all set to lock horns against India in the 2nd Test match at Dhaka. The Bangladeshi Tigers would be keen to spoil the party of India as a defeat would weaken their WTC final chances. Skipper Shakib al Hasan should bat at the No.3 or 4 position as he is someone who can hold the innings.
The Men in Blue have been dealt with a massive blow as skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the 2nd Test Match. The stand-in skipper KL Rahul had shown pretty good captaincy skills and will have to work on converting a start into a big one.
Allan Donald on Shakib Al Hasan
Allan Donald was having an interaction with reporters and was asked about Shakib. “Shakib is okay, he will bowl. He was bruised and battered in the one-day game here, but he has gone through that. He is available for selection and available to bowl.” said Allan Donald.
“Any selectors here? (laughs) If I am talking out of the room a little bit, it will be the same three spinners and welcoming back Taskin and Khaled as well. Sorry to the selectors but I am talking out of the room a little bit. That’s what I can see happening. Good news is that Shakib is good to go. Looking at the pitch, I think he will very much come into play,” he added.
Allan Donald on the 2nd Test Match
Allan Donald was asked about Bangladesh’s batting performance. “We want to win. It doesn’t matter where you play India, you put that in your highest order of achievements. We know 150 didn’t cut it for us. We have spoken about the values of our partnership. We need to be much more resilient, which we showed in the second innings. We are desparate to win. A lot of people including me wants to go home for a delayed Christmas with a win under our belt.” said Allan Donald.
“You got one chance to cash in. You win the toss, hopefully bat first, and make 350 or 380. I am guessing what the value of that first innings score might be. Pitch looks fairly dry so you have to cash in the first innings. It is your only chance to set the Test match up in the first innings.” he added.