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  • Bangladesh and Pakistan will play two-match Check sequence in Chittagong.
  • Mominul says it’s a “challenge” to guide younger Bangladesh facet towards robust Pakistan.
  • Pakistan have performed 10 Exams towards Bangladesh, successful 9.

CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque urged his team-mates to disregard criticism and focus on the job at hand forward of the Check sequence at residence towards Pakistan starting on Friday.

The hosts kick off the brand new Check Championship cycle with the two-match sequence towards Pakistan beginning in Chittagong, having by no means crushed the guests both at residence or away.

The sequence follows a dismal run in T20 internationals, with Bangladesh shedding eight consecutive matches. 5 losses on the World Cup had been adopted by a three-nil whitewash at residence by semi-finalists Pakistan.

“This is not the first time Bangladesh have gone through such a phase. We have overcome such times before too,” mentioned Check captain Mominul, who was not a part of T20 facet.

“People got mentally weak […] because they pay attention to what is being said. My job is to bring back focus. You cannot stop anyone from talking. So it’s better to keep your ears closed,” he mentioned on Thursday.

Including to their woes, star participant Shakib Al Hasan, batsman Tamim Iqbal and an in-form all-rounder Taskin Ahmed, will all miss the primary Check as a consequence of harm.

Mominul mentioned it will be a “challenge” to guide a younger Bangladesh facet towards a robust Pakistan workforce.

“We have always required senior players in the Test side,” he mentioned.

“But it is a continuous process. We have to move on. We cannot be disappointed all the time. I firmly believe it is a huge opportunity for the younger players,” he mentioned.

Babar cautious

Pakistan captain Babar Azam insisted his workforce is not going to take the hosts evenly of their residence circumstances.

“This looks a typical Bangladeshi pitch which will help spinners. So, we are aware of the conditions,” he mentioned.

Pakistan introduced their 12-man squad for the opening Check, which included uncapped batsman Abdullah Shafique.

Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam and Imam-ul-Haq additionally made the 12-man squad.

“I cannot score runs all the time, so other batsmen will have to take responsibility. This is an important WTC Tests, so we need to be at our best,” Babar mentioned.

Pakistan have performed 10 Exams towards Bangladesh, successful 9.

The one draw got here in 2015 when Tamim scored a maiden Check double hundred in a document 312-run opening stand with Imrul Kayes within the second innings in Bangladesh’s southern metropolis of Khulna.

The second Check will begin in Dhaka on December 4.

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