Bangladesh pacer Abu Jayed about Friday said that he wished to begin the Test series well as Tigers will take on West Indies in the to begin two-match series on Chattogram on February 3-7.
Bangladesh haven’t played a good Test match since February last year due to the coronavirus pandemic forced all their scheduled series in between either postponed or cancelled.
Jayed, a regular member of Bangladesh Test staff, who enjoyed against Zimbabwe last year in a one-away Test series, possessed to wait somewhat longer to play a global match as he is not part of Bangladesh limited-over group who came back to the field with the three-meet ODI series against the Caribbean part.
“We previous played a Test against Zimbabwe in previous February hence it’s like after a year we are taking part in a Test meet. We were eagerly waiting for it. It’s wonderful to look at Test cricket is starting. I think if we are able to start well then it'll be best for us,” Rahi explained, after a practice session in Chattogram.
While a few cricketers of Bangladesh provisional Test squad were trying to prove their value in the three-day practise match against West Indians at the M A Aziz Stadium, the remaining players completed a meet scenario practice at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday.
Jayed expressed his gratitude towards his Sylhet divisional workforce for giving him and other two pacers from the same division - Ebadat Hossain and Khaled Ahmed, the opportunity to train during the long layoff.
“We continued our practising at Sylhet Stadium. We attempted to figure out our problems. We didn’t consider when the cricket would resume. We wanted to improve in an activity,” he said.
“We prefer to give because of Sylhet division. They give us a whole lot of priority whenever we represent them in first-class cricket. I think they enjoyed a significant role in our getting into the national workforce,’ he added.