Bangladesh Cricket: We will be aggressive, says Mushfiqur Rahim | The Daily Star
07:32 PM, September 03, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:07 PM, September 03, 2017

We will be aggressive: Mushfiqur

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim says that they are not thinking of anything but playing aggressive cricket when second Test against Australia starts at Chittagong tomorrow.

The Tigers will go into the second Test with a crucial 1-0 lead after that historic 20-run win against the Aussies in Dhaka last week.

“We are not thinking of a safe option. I have told you before whoever comes here our target is to win against them. Australia are a team that loves to play aggressive cricket. We also want to play aggressive cricket and this is a mind-set that we have adopted against England and that worked wonders for us,” said Mushfiqur ahead of the match.

The Bangladesh captain also said ‘it was a morale’ victory for them watching Australia not announcing the playing eleven.

“Normally they announce the team a day before the match. They are holding it back which means they are under pressure,” said Mushfiqur.

He however added that Australia are one best teams who delivers under pressure.

“They will come hard in the second Test. But we will have to do our own things well. We have done better than them under pressure in the first Test,” said Musfiqur while reflecting on that 155-run partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan after the Tigers were reduced to 10-3 in the first innings. Besides, Bangladesh broke that crucial second innings stand of David Warner and Steven Smith to mark a decisive turnaround in Dhaka.

The Bangladesh skipper said that he was happy with the wicket in Chittagong. He also expected that it would take turn. But he said that they wanted to keep all the option open for a final decision of the playing till tomorrow morning.

Mushfiqur also said that Tamim and Shakib have been outstanding over the last 11 odd years. But he also wanted the young members of the team to rally round them. 

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