DHAKA. — Bangladesh will be looking for a rare Test cricket series win when they take on West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka today.
The home side lead the two-match series 1-0 thanks to their 64-run win the first Test in Chittagong when their spinners accounted for all 20 West Indies wickets.
A win in Dhaka will give Bangladesh only their fourth Test series win in history and first since 2014 when they triumphed over Zimbabwe 3-0 at home. Bangladesh came close to winning series twice in the past two years, respectively against Australia and Sri Lanka but on both occasions they stumbled at the final hurdle. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan said his team has the ability to overcome the odds. “We have a challenge and we believe we can overcome this,” Shakib said at the pre-match press conference yesterday.
“Naturally, West Indies will also go into the match more excited. They will give their best to win. We have to perform better than them, more than what we did in Chittagong,” he said.
“It will be very special for us if we can win the series 2-0 . . . whatever it requires we are preparing to do that,” he said.