Since the debut of Bangladesh in the Test format of cricket, they have yet to see much success in the red-ball format. Bangladesh has played 134 Test matches and out of which they have won 16 games and have faced 100 defeats with 18 draws.
This is not a good record when it comes to the longest format of the game for a team like Bangladesh. They have done a commendable job when it comes to the limited-over format of the game but the team has completely failed in the most difficult format of cricket.
Bangladesh is a team which is never taken as a weak opponent in any tournament. They are known to defeat some of the biggest teams in world cricket and have given some unprecedented shocks in the ICC tournament. However, when it comes to the Test format of the game, Bangladesh has come out as a weak opponent and their players are still struggling to leave a mark.
The reason behind why Bangladesh won't ever be a great Test Team
In this article, we have tried to answer the question that why Bangladesh won’t be a great Test team ever.
– Inconsistency in International cricket
Since the day Bangladesh made its debut in international cricket, they have witnessed inconsistency in its performance. Sometimes they win matches and most of the time they are seen losing some games which they could have easily won.
Bangladesh has produced some of the best players in recent times but the players don’t have the consistency to perform in their records. When it comes to a Test format, a team needs every player at the top of their game and that is because the Test format is the real check of the talent.
To play on the same pitch for 5 days needs intelligence to understand the game and Bangladesh players are missing that click.
– World Class Batting Dilemma
In the past few years, Bangladesh has produced some of the finest bowlers who have made their mark in international cricket. However, the country has failed completely to produce a good batting lineup.
When it some to Test cricket, a team needs a result-producing batting line up which can play their game for 5 days with the same amount of focus.
They have batters who can score quick runs but patience is not their key. If a comparison is done with the Test teams of Australia or England, Bangladesh batters have miserably failed to make an impact in international cricket in the red-ball format.
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