Bangladesh got here with regards to profitable sequence two times previously two years, respectively in opposition to Australia and Sri Lanka however on each events, they stumbled on the ultimate hurdle.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan mentioned his crew has the power to triumph over the chances.
“We’ve a problem and we consider we will be able to conquer this,” Shakib mentioned on the pre-match press convention on Thursday.
“Naturally, West Indies will even move into the tournament extra excited. They are going to give their easiest to win. We need to carry out higher than them, greater than what we did in Chittagong,” he mentioned.
“It is going to be very particular for us if we will be able to win the sequence 2-Zero…no matter it calls for we’re making ready to try this,” he mentioned.
“If it’s not imaginable to win, our goal might be taking sequence 1-Zero, since the final goal is profitable the sequence.”
Shakib promised certain cricket.
“However we do not wish to win sequence by way of taking part in defensive cricket. We will be able to move into the tournament with a good state of mind,” he mentioned.
Bangladesh’s possibilities, on the other hand, were given a blow when wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim harm his finger all over a coaching consultation on Wednesday.
Despite the fact that Shakib didn’t rule out Mushfiqur taking part in the sport, the house aspect had recalled Liton Das as a backup choice.
West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite mentioned he remained constructive in spite of the problem forward.
“Staying certain on this sort of wicket is essential. The soar various so much within the first Check,” mentioned Brathwaite.
“The onus is on ourselves to agree with our defence and attacking strategies. I feel the hot button is to be mild for your ft, and deal with every ball because it comes.”
The guests will omit tempo bowler Shannon Gabriel, who used to be banned from the second one Check after being passed two demerit issues within the first.
Gabriel used to be the pick out of the West Indies bowlers in a spin-oriented pitch, claiming 4 wickets in a brief spell within the first innings that had just about swung the sport to their manner.
Brathwaite mentioned he used to be “backing each spin and tempo to do a excellent task” unsettling Bangladesh.
“There’ll clearly be a steadiness. Spin did lots of the injury within the first Check but it surely does not imply pacers can not take wickets,” he mentioned.
The West Indies will even play 3 one-day internationals and 3 Twenty20 internationals in opposition to Bangladesh all over their month-long excursion.