After earning a phenomenal 2-1 series win against South Africa in the three-match one-day touring Bangladesh is keen to clinch the Test series against the hosts as well that is starting at Durban on Thursday.
Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque promised that they are keen to win the two-match Test series against South Africa and to achieve the golden success they must leave their domination in five days.
‘I always tell one thing that we play to win. In this our aim will be the same as well. Before that, we need to step up according to our process.’
‘If we can carry on our domination in five days definitely result will come in our favor,’ Mominul told at the presser on Wednesday ahead of the first Test.
The touring Tigers will surely be at the upper hand before they go into the series as the fresh wins in the recently concluded ODIs are uplifting their morales to a great extend
‘When you come to play a composite series and if you are already ended with securing the ODI series surely you will be at the upper hand in terms of the confidence.’
The 30-year-old further accepted that playing in the red and white ball is not the same as there is a huge difference between the formats however to lessen the gap the Tigers are eyeing to repeat the same processes they followed in the series against New Zealand in January of this year where they claimed the phenomenal eight-wicket victory for the first time.
‘Although there is a difference between the red and white-ball cricket and we need to start freshly. We must repeat the processes upfront we followed in the New Zealand series.’
‘We need to work on the mistakes we left there [NZ]. Overall, we are holding the full confidence and we need to start afresh.’
On the contrary, hosts will vie the series without key pace bowlers as Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Janashen opted to play in the start-studded Indian Premier League while Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the series sustaining an injury.
Touring skipper believes that the unattainability of their key bowlers won’t play a pivotal role for the Proteas as being the host they must be get added advantages.
‘I told you earlier that the hosts are always in an advantageous position at their home. Similarly, we also would be in the commanding position of being experienced. ‘
He also believes that to be finished with a Test series on a positive note overseas their pace unit must need to leave their best.
‘To win Test in the overseas pacers need to perform. If they can hit their ball in the proper length and can bring breakthrough it works a great deal.’
‘Our pace bowling unit had some rest following the one-day series. I think they are cheered up enough.