Bangladesh, the tourists will start a three-match series against South Africa from Friday. The tourists led by Mominul Haque have been sweating it out at the academy of Gary Kirsten in Cape Town. They arrived at Cape Town with a view of gaining a grip on the conditions ahead of the two-Test series to follow.
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo has stated that the team’s focus at the moment is on the ODIs. They will need to achieve something no Bangladesh team has done before in this country. The Test squad appears to be in a better position to make a breakthrough. They have recently won their first Test match in New Zealand.
Following the momentous win in Tauranga, the Bangladesh Cricket Board devised a detailed preparation plan for the Test team ahead of this visit. On Mominul’s recommendation, the majority of the Test Unit’s cricketers were enrolled in the Bangladesh Tigers. It is a development program residential camp in Bogura.
Mominul Haque’s statement on the training
The circumstances in South Africa and Bogura won’t be the same, Mominul told following a marathon practice in the nets, where he was spotted manipulating shorts balls for hours on end.
If we want to do well in South Africa, we’ll have to bat for lengthy periods of time, and that will be our toughest obstacle, he said. A lot will rely on how we score runs and whether we can play six to seven sessions. Mominul added
The decision by BCB to send the Test unit to the Gary Kirsten Academy demonstrates the team’s focus on ensuring that their longer format batters are mentally prepared to deal with the foreign environment.
Mohammad Mithun mentioned that Gary Kirsten gave the idea to approach the innings in these conditions. He thinks that they can gain a good knowledge about the conditions after completing 10 sessions there.
Bangladesh batting approach
With Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen preparing to travel out to the IPL, Bangladesh’s batsmen will have some relief on the journey.
However, unless the tourists can fine-tune their batting style and show up with the same zeal as they showed in Mount Maunganui, success is unlikely. It’ll be interesting to see if they can make that vital shift.