Bangladesh’s ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal is expecting the South African set-up to come hard at them in the forthcoming ODI series, commencing on March 18 in Centurion.
While Bangladesh have failed to earn a single win against South Africa in their own backyard across formats (six Tests, nine ODIs and four T20Is), they did defeat them in the 50-over World Cup in England in 2019. Bangladesh also overcame South Africa in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.
”We don’t have lot of experience playing here but one thing is for sure that there will be lot of challenges. We are certain that they will come hard against us (considering we have beaten them in the World Cup) and we have to handle that,” Tamim said in the press.
”We have played well against them in the World Cup and there is no reason why we can’t do it here, but whatever I say, how we are making the start is important and later we will see how to proceed,” he added.
Tamim hoped for his side to play a fearless brand of cricket. He also pointed out that the visitors have a fairly experienced squad and most of them know their respective roles.