Bangladesh top-order batsman Imrul Kayes is confident about Bangladeshi batsmen’s capacity to counter Australian pace attack in upcoming Test series against Australia in August. Australia is renowned for their ferocious seamers who can turn the game in their favour.But Imrul seemed to be quite relaxed about facing some of the best seamers of the world.
“Bangladesh are not overly concerned with Aussie pace attack,” Imrul said after a gym session in BCB on Tuesday.
“All the international cricket teams possess strong pace attacks. Same goes for Australia. We are not very concerned about that. The perception that Bangladesh cannot play pacers or are weak against them is certainly not correct anymore,” said Imrul.
Bangladesh played 4 Test matches against Australia. Two of them were played in 2003 Australia tour and rest were played during home series against Australia in 2006. After a break of nearly 11 years Bangladesh will once again face the mighty Aussies in Test match in August.
Official practice session is set to start next week but players have already swarmed the practice fields in their own accord. Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque was joined by Imrul Kayes in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital on Tuesday.
When asked if he had any personal goals to fulfill, Imrul was very introvert as usual and said that he doesn’t set individual targets as it creates unnecessary pressure.
“I do not set personal goals. It builds up more pressure. I wish to play my natural game and if the opportunity arises I want to play a big innings. I will try to mimic my newfound form in Test matches if I get the opportunity,” he added.
Bangladesh rarely get to play against Australia in Test cricket. Imrul also shares the sense of occasion.
“The chance to play Test against Australia is a huge opportunity for us. For everyone in the team it resembles an opportunity of biblical proportions. I will try my best to perform if I get to play. We will try to go in and play as a team as people are expecting,” he concluded.