Bangladesh to get their first points in World Test Championship, Captain Mominul Haque


Chittagong, Bangladesh, Feb 2 (AFP/APP): Bangladesh will look to get their first points in the inaugural World Test Championship when they take on the West Indies in a two-Test series this month, captain Mominul Haque said Tuesday.

The Tigers will take to the field against the Windies in the port city of Chittagong on Wednesday in their first Test in almost a year. It will be Bangladesh’s first home Test in the World Test Championship, a competition where they have yet to secure any points.

“Since we are returning (to Test cricket), it gives us another opportunity to start afresh,” Mominul told reporters at a virtual press conference. “Every team is favourite on their home turf. That doesn’t mean we are considering the West Indies as a weak team. We are concentrating on ourselves and we will try to give our best.”

Before the coronavirus pandemic halted international sporting events, Bangladesh lost all their three Test Championship matches away against India and Pakistan. In their last Test series against the West Indies at home in 2018, Bangladesh won 2-0.

The visitors are missing several key players, including regular captain Jason Holder, who opted not to travel due to coronavirus fears.

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