Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh
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Bangladesh one-day skipper Tamim Iqbal said that they would like to take motivation from a monumental win in the New Zealand series to overcome their past owes against South Africa at their home with the forthcoming series to be held on March 18.

The Russell Domingo charges who never ever could script a single win in any format at the home soil of New Zealand overcome the dearth with a chronicle 8 wicket win over the Kiwis in the early part of this year that giving a dodged belief to the Tigers’ ODI skipper to spot a rare success in the forthcoming series against the Proteas as they also couldn’t earn a single win at their home till date in any format of cricket.

Bangladesh have encountered 19 ties against South Africa with six Tests, nine ODIS, and four T20Is to date where they couldn’t earn a single victory.

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‘If you think about the victory against New Zealand where they couldn’t win in the 30-32 games, that team broke the deadlock.’

‘Hope this team will also be able to change the same. One thing I strongly believe is that if you are mentally fresh and if you have the belief anything is possible.’

He further promised that they will leave their best to achieve something ground-breaking against the hosts.

‘I can predict one thing with my side like they all trust that it is possible to achieve something good.’

‘I am supposed to talk about the points as I must take a lot of things into consideration of late. We will try our best. Lets’ see then what happens.’

In the ICC ODI Super League Points table Bangladesh is spotting the top with ten wins alongside five losses in fifteen games.

Tamim Iqbal believes considering the points table along with their sterling performances in the fifty overs cricket they shouldn’t think anything but win.

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‘We are standing on such a stage in the ODIs where nothing should be fair but bagging wins. We are heading towards the series with a single aim which is to win.’

He further admitted that things won’t be easy going on the seaming surfaces of South Africa.

‘This is also true that it is going to be onerous’

Bangladesh who are scheduled to leave Dhaka for South Africa on March 11 will play a three-match one-day and two-Test series against the hosts.

The one-day internationals are scheduled on March 18, 20, 23 at Centurion and Johannesburg respectively while the Two Tests will be played from March 31 to April 4 and April 8-12 at Durban and Port Elizabeth respectively.


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