June 15, 2021


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We are not far behind Sri Lanka: Miraj

The Bangladesh team is now in Sri Lanka to play a two-match Test series after being suspended more than once. The Tigers last visited the island nation in July 2019 to play a three-match ODI series. However, acting captain Tamim Iqbal’s team had to be whitewashed. The previous year, he went to Sri Lanka to play in the Nidahas Trophy and did not win the final against India for a short while. However, there are sweet memories of winning the 100th Test on Sri Lankan soil in 2017. So the confident Tigers on this tour.

Young all-rounder Mehdi Hasan Miraj is getting courage from this recent past record. “We have played good cricket as many times as we have played in Sri Lanka before,” he said in a video message sent by the BCB today. Didn’t win the Nidahas Trophy for a while, then when we played the ODI series in the Sri Lanka series, they won one, we won one, the Test was also 1-1. But we have not lagged behind them in the last 3-4 years.

Recalling the historic 100th Test win, Miraj said, “The 100th Test win is a very good memory. Because, we won the first Test match on Sri Lankan soil, that moment must have been good. And everyone on the team was dedicated to playing good cricket. It was a bet to win the match anyway. Everyone was saying something had to be done, they had to give their best. Even during the game, everyone had the body language to win that match. Good times, bad times, all five days gone. When we finally won, we were very happy. ‘