BD-SA first Test begins today

BD-SA first Test begins today

Spirited Bangladesh National Cricket team will take on hosts South Africa National Cricket team in their first Test, which begins at Kingsmead in Durban of South Africa today. The match starts at 2.00pm (Bangladesh Standard Time). Private satellite sports channel T Sports and private satellite channel GTV will telecast the match live from the venue. The match is the part of ICC World Test Championship. South Africa have taken the second position in the points table collecting 36 points from five matches, while Bangladesh have taken the seventh spot earning 12 points from four matches.
Captain Mominul Haque took time to be confident after getting the job of captaincy. Mominul is now confident and hard-worker. He is now very much amicable to his teammates. During the practice sessions he asks to the Team Management about the satisfaction of Tamim Iqbal’s batting practice. He also wants to know if Mushfiqur Rahim is satisfied with his net-session. Mominul always tries to fulfill the demand of his senior and junior players during the training sessions and also the matches.
Captain of South Africa team Dean Elgar said, ” Bangladesh are now not weak team. There are a lot of foreign coaches in the team. The cricketers know how to play in South Africa. Bangladesh can show gimmick in the Test series like the ODI series against South Africa. I was not included the South Africa ODI squad. But I felt pity after watching the performance of South Africa. The players of South Africa want to take revenge in the Test matches against Bangladesh.”
Bangladesh squad: Mominul Haque (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Yasir Ali, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam and Nurul Hasan Sohan.
South Africa squad: Dean Elgar (Captain), Temba Bavuma, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams and Khaya Zondo.