Zimbabwe looking forward to Bangladesh obstacle: Brendan Taylor
Dhaka, Feb 16 (AFP): Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has stated his side’s efficiency in the current series versus Sri Lanka would encourage them to succeed versus Bangladesh in the one-off Test later on this month.
Zimbabwe, playing their first Test series in more than a year, pressed Sri Lanka hard in 2 home matches in January prior to directly decreasing 0-1.
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They lost the first Test, and after that an unbeaten second-innings century from Kusal Mendis rejected them a series levelling-win in the second Test.
“We have had two good Test matches that went five days against Sri Lanka. We took a lot of positives from that. Hopefully, we can carry that on to the first Test (against Bangladesh),” Taylor informed press reporters at Dhaka airport on Saturday.
Zimbabwe will play their Test versus Bangladesh at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Arena from February 22.
“Bangladesh have always been very difficult to… (beat) here. We know what we are up against… But we look forward to it,” stated the 34- year-old Taylor.
Bangladesh are currently in a bad run of type in Tests, losing their last 6 matches– 3 of them by an innings margin– however Taylor alerted that would not offer his side any utilize.
“I think they always play well at home. That’s their comfort zone, where they thrive… and always have a good record,” he stated.
Batsman Craig Ervine will lead Zimbabwe in the Bangladesh Test, with routine skipper Sean Williams missing out on the game to be with his family for the birth of his kid.
Zimbabwe will likewise play 3 one-day internationals and 2 Twenty20 s throughout the Bangladesh trip in March.