The recent performance of Bangladesh national cricket team was like that the Tigers forget to roar over their opponent. Before all the series in the year players of Bangladesh said they would bounce back to winning spree but that not happened so.
Just before the first Test against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said they would maintain the rhythm in batting, bowling and fielding to win the home series and would depict smiles on the local supporters' face while he was talking at the official press conference at the Sher-e- Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.
This Test series is an opportunity to Bangladesh leapfrog to ninth place from ten in the Test ranking. How they give importance the ranking? To answer the question he said, "Of course it is but our main focus is the result then ranking. Before that we are working for development in all departments. We are thinking if we go through the process then the result and the ranking will favour us. So our first target is to maintain the process. Basic things in batting bowling and fielding that needed to win we will do that."
About leg spinner Jubair, Mushfiq said, "He has a chance to play the Test. As our wicket is spin favoured so he has much possibility to play."
Like Bangladesh Zimbabwe also have some spinners. Regarding that Mushfiq said, "Actually I have no concern. The spinners they have all are inexperienced. I think they are more concerned than us. The pressure will be on them. Our quality is better. We will utilise it."
He also said "Set batsmen should play a big innings as to take advantage 400 plus score is needed. Batsmen need to serve their responsibility. We want to depict smiles on the local supporters' face."
About the message to the players he said, "We have to apply the lessons to play dominating cricket in five days."
He urged the support from the fielders saying, "Fielding support is very important. Bowlers will create the opportunities to take catches and we have to avail them. We have the enough bowlers to take 20 wickets."
About the three spinners he said, "Now we are not one spinner depending team. You all know the quality of Shakib. Beside him Taijul and Jubair are also doing well. We want all three spinners will dominate the match."