‘Tigers should eye ODI series win against Lankans’

Dhaka,  Sat,  19 August 2017
Published : 20 Mar 2017, 21:36:21
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‘Tigers should eye ODI series win against Lankans’

Former national team opening batsman Ishtiaque Ahmad urged the Tigers to go in high spirit in the forthcoming One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka beginning March 25, reports BSS.

After suffering a crushing 259 runs defeat in the first Test at Galle, one thought Bangladesh would be lucky if they can avoid defeat in 2nd Test and would be happy if they can force a draw.

A victory that surely ought to keep them in good stead, the Bangladesh team would be upbeat about their prospects during the one dayers, if not the T20's and would appropriately be contemplating on a series win, Mr Ahmad said.

The performance in India was one of so close yet so far as our boys once again allowed the opposition to wrest the initiative from a virtual control as was evident during Mushfiqur Rahim's dismissal in the second day innings, he said.

The turnaround started pretty much after Mashrafe was given the reins to lead the side and instill the fighting spirit within the side that looked so lack luster after a series of defeats, even at the hands of Hong Kong and Afghanistan.

The forthcoming one dayers and T20s are likely to be real thrillers and leaves no doubt in anybody's mind that the two sides are going to be at each other's throat as if there was no tomorrow, he further said.
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