“We will have some home advantage,” said the left-hander. “We cannot win before playing consistent cricket for five days session-by-session,’ he said. At the same time we won’t lose before playing it because we are going to play Australian team,” he said.
Tamim also quashed the notion that a spin-friendly track would be on advantage to the hosts, and reckoned that both teams could suffer on such a surface. “It is not that we come up with a spin track and win the match,” he said. “They have got some quality spinners like Nathan Lyon along with others. So both teams will struggle to score if the wicket is assisting spin bowlers and whoever manage to come up with better skills is likely to win the game,” he said.
Earning their maiden win against England in Dhaka last year has already added to their Test credentials, and they’ll be no pushovers against Australia.
“I don’t think it is impossible to beat them. We just need to play to our potential and execute our plans,” Tamim said.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said on Wednesday (August 23) that now was time for Bangladesh to execute in the middle in the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia, following a thorough preparation. The series opener will begin from Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the national capital, in what will be Australia’s first Test in the country after a decade.