Bangladesh who came into this home Test series against Zimbabwe with a humiliating loss against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi by an innings made a terrific comeback with a win over Zimbabwe by an innings and 106 runs in the first Test.
Bangladesh ended their six-match losing streak in the longest format and according to their skipper Mominul Haque, this win will definitely help them in the upcoming second Test against Pakistan scheduled in Karachi in the first week of April.
“Winning a match always rises up the faith in the team. So I think this winning will help us in the Pakistan Test match as well," Mominul said.
When asked about being under pressure due to previous losses, Haque replied by saying, “I don't know if you see me under pressure. But I didn't feel the pressure (of captaining the side) throughout the match. I failed as a captain in (my) first (few) Test matches, but I'm trying to learn from my mistakes and looking forward to the upcoming days.”
While talking about their performance in abroad conditions, Bangladesh’s Test skipper said, “I want us to play good cricket at home and away. So, what I have to do is to use pace bowlers. If they don't bowl regularly, they will not understand how to bowl in away conditions.”
“I think that in National League or BCL (Bangladesh Cricket League) matches, the pitches are going to be the same as we played in (this) Test,” he added.
Thus, it will be interesting to see how this Bangladeshi unit performs against the Green Army in the second Test at Karachi which is also considered in the World Test Championship (WTC).
(With Cricbuzz inputs)