Sports Correspondent: Bangladesh and Afghanistan are set to face each other in a test match for the first time.
The game is scheduled to be kicked off at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city Chattogram on Thursday.
In a pre-match briefing Afghan skipper Rashid Khan said, “We are really excited about the game. Playing Test match is always huge proud. We never thought about the opposition team at all since we played against India and Ireland. We always focus on playing Test cricket in a Test way. To play it as different from the other formats. This format is totally changed. We are really excited about the game and we are trying to give our 100 per cent.”
“We know each other. Bangladesh and we have played lot of ODIs and Twenty20s. We know their batsman and we know their bowlers. And they know us as well. So, it will be a great contest. We will try to give our 100 per cent and enjoy the game. We don’t think about the result along. We are just focusing on doing each and everything on the right way.
Mentionable, this would be the third test match for Afghanistan. The side earlier played two test matches.
In the first test against the strongest India, they were beaten by innings in just two days.
However, they embraced the historic victory in their second test match against Ireland.
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