Bangladesh has the ability to beat Australia: Abdur Razzak
Razzak feels Australia won't be vulnerable against spin.
Published - Aug 6, 2017 12:18 am | Updated - Aug 6, 2017 12:18 am
If any cricket fan has to name one team which has endured a massive upgrade in the last few years, the answer will be Bangladesh. The Tigers are no more pushovers now in any format of the game at home or away. When Bangladesh are playing on their home soil, the level of intensity shown by the players reaches a whole new level altogether.
However, the challenge they will be facing next in their home soil used to dominate world cricket once. Despite their poor record in the subcontinent Steve Smith’s team will certainly come hard at the hosts. Though they are coming from a major financial dispute, the baggy greens know exactly how to keep their focus on the game.
However, former Bangladeshi cricketer Abdur Razzak feels that if their team can beat England, then there is no reason they cannot outshine the Aussies. “Bangladesh are a dangerous team at home conditions. They are no more in ‘let’s see what happens’ type of situation. They are a threat for any team in the world while playing in their familiar conditions,” he was quoted by bdcrictime.com.
“I am sure Bangladesh will pose great threats for Australia. The Aussies no more have any luxury of taking us lightly. I think at the moment England are the best in Test cricket. If we can beat England, we also have the ability to beat Australia,” he further added.
Australia knows how to handle spin
Razzak feels that Australia knows how to tackle the spinning tracks of sub-continent conditions. “We can’t say whether they are weak or strong against spin. Because here everybody is professional. They know exactly how to cope with different conditions. Australia recently beat India in India, that too in spinning tracks. So we can’t take it that they can’t play spin. We have to stick to our plans. We shouldn’t lose our focus. We have to keep doing our own job. Then only can we do well against them,” he concluded.