Back in the game

Bangladesh coach, Stuart Law, speaking ahead of Zimbabwe’s full return to Test cricket, warned his players not to underestimate the Southern African team.

Law said that the fact that Zimbabwe had not played that version of the game owing to off-field problems would not make them a pushover. He urged his team to take the upcoming Test matches seriously.

Bangladesh are touring Zimbabwe for a one-off Test international match scheduled for Thursday, an event that would mark Zimbabwe’s return to test cricket after years on the sidelines.

“Zimbabwe had their problems off the field, but they will be a very tough unit. It is going to be a tough Test obviously. Any Test away from home can be tough," the he said ahead of the Test match.

He was hopeful fatigue would not disrupt the team’s showing in Zimbabwe. The team played its last Test match in June.

“The players have played a lot of one-day and Twenty20 cricket. It is not ideal, but on the other hand it should be very exciting getting back into Test arena. For me Test cricket is number one. Hopefully, the boys will rise to the occasion against Zimbabwe. It is a great opportunity as well to take the step up that ladder.”

Zimbabwe are making a return to test cricket after more than five years of self-imposed isolation. This followed a dip in form that was caused by a mass resignation of key players over differences with Zimbabwe Cricket management.

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