Indore, Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mohammad Mithun wants his team
to show consistency across sessions, ahead of the two-Test series against India,
starting with the first game on on Thursday, at Holkar Stadium here.
To that end, Mithun hoped Bangladesh can take inspiration from their first ever
T20I win against India, in the opening game of their tour earlier this month. He
also wished Bangladesh draw from the lessons to be learned from their subsequent
defeats, as they eventually conceded the T20I series 2-1.
In the deciding T20I, Bangladesh, at 110/2 in the 13th over, seemed on course to
chase down India’s 174/5. However, a dramatic collapse resulted in them capitulating
for 144, giving the hosts a comfortable 30-run win.
Mithun, who had combined with Mohammad Naim for a 98-run to put his team on
course, espoused the value of patience in the longest format.
“Look, in the past, no one gave us any chance when it comes to beating India in a
T20, and that too in their own backyard,” Mithun said. “But our players had that belief.
Whenever we play, whether it is difficult or easy opponent, we try to win the match.
It happens sometimes and it doesn’t on other occasions. We are disappointed that we
could not win the last game despite creating chances, and at the same time now we
are looking forward to doing well in the Test series.”
“We get down to the field with the mindset of winning the match. It is no