Sylhet International Cricket Stadium has become the latest inclusion in Bangladesh’s Test venues. Before going to make the stage for its first Test match appearance, the picturesque Sylhet International Cricket Stadium raises few question marks about the nature and condition of the wicket which is unknown to the participants either in the home team or in the opposition camp, report agencies.
Bangladesh national team selector Habibul Bashar Shumon despite reckoning spin as the major strength of the team, said that they are looking for a rather sporting pitch.
“Spin is our major strength. But we also have a good pace attack. I also hope that the two local boys [Khaled Ahmed and Abu Jayed] will enjoy the game if they get the chance. Basically, our main target is to win the Test, whether it is the spinners or the pacers who help us do that,” Bashar said.
“The absences of Shakib or Tamim will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the team but we played good cricket in the ODI series without them and I hope everyone will play their part in the Test series,” hoped Bashar.
Bangladesh are flying high whitewashing Zimbabwe in the three match one day international series. The two match Test series will begin from November 3 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium followed by the second Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, starting from November 11.