Bangladesh needs to come up with the glowing show both in batting, bowling, and fielding to overcome their past incur in South Africa. Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan believes that they need to produce superlative performance in three departments as bowling, batting, fielding to change their fate at the home soil of South Africa against the hosts.
‘We have ample of challenges there. Our bowling department must need to leave their best.’
‘We are good at home but struggle overseas therefore we need to improve in that particular area.’
‘At the same time, we also need to bat well. Another thing is we are used to slipping catches while playing in the big series, so we need to leave our best in the three departments to change our fate in South Africa,’ told Shakib before media at Hazrat Shahjajal International airport on Sunday night on his way to South Africa.
The 34-year-old is heading to the tour following a weeklong saga as initially, he wasn’t willing to take part in the series due to the mental and physical fatigue that eventually helped him to earn a leave up to April 30 from the BCB.
However, on Saturday he took a U-turn stating that he is all set to vie in the series as he has started feeling a bit well.
Prior to his flight to South Africa, he also said that a change of place can change his mindset as well.
‘Sometimes changing a place can change your mindset therefore I am hoping for that.’
He also believes that his fellows must support him while he is undergoing mental and physical discomfort.
‘I am pretty sure that players, the coaching staff have always been supporting me and will continue the same this time and I will be aiming to repay their faith upon me.’
Bangladesh who never ever could bag a win in their 19 clashes against the hosts at their home is expected to earn a couple of victories as they have acknowledged that the monumental eight-wicket win against New Zealand is inspiring them in this connection before they leave for the series.
But Shakib Al Hasan believes that a single win will be good enough to vanquish the previous difficult chapter.
‘If we could clinch the series it would be excellent or even if we are ended with a single win that would be a fine result.’
The Russell Domingo charges have left for South Africa on March 11, 12 to take part in a three-match ODI and two-match Test series against the hosts starting on March 18.