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04:09 PM, July 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:21 PM, July 04, 2018

Shakib not too worried about 'grassy' wicket

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has said that he will tell his teammates not to worry too much about the wicket as Tigers prepare to play the first Test against West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua today.

The nature of the pitch means that along with the natural carry and pace that usual West Indian pitches offer, there will presumably be quite a bit of movement due to the grassy nature of the pitch.

“There is lot more grass than on normal Caribbean wickets,” Shakib informed.

The pace and carry, along with the movement in alien conditions can be quite a challenge for the Tigers but the skipper was hopeful that the team can adapt to the conditions.

“This wicket will have good pace and carry and hopefully we can adapt to the conditions.

Shakib however reiterated that it will be quite a challenge and the batsmen will have to be at their best to counter the likes of Shanon Gabriel, Jason Holder and Kemar Roach.

“We all watched the Test series against Sri Lanka and know what their attack is. They have some quality bowlers and we will have to be at our best to face them.

''I want my teammates not too worry too much about the wicket and just try to play their natural game and that will be good enough for the team,'' he said.

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