Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque insisted that the Tigers are favourites to win the two-match Test series starting from Tuesday in Chattogram, but he also said the West Indies have the ability to pose a big challenge despite missing some of their key men.
“We are back to play Tests after a year of hiatus posed by the Covid-19. It’s a new chance for us to start playing Test from the scratch. I’m taking it as a new chance for us. There are always some challenges when you come to play international cricket. So we have to play as a team,” Mominul told the media in a pre-series virtual press conference.
“Obviously, they are (a stronger side in Tests). But I think every team who takes part in international cricket are challenging to face. If a team fields all U-19 players in the national team, they will also pose a challenge because there is more expectation at this level. So I see them as a new challenge, instead of thinking if they are strong or not,” Bangladesh captain added.