Mushfiqur: I think this will be an exciting Test


Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim thinks their one-off Test match against India, starting in Fatullah on Wednesday, could go either way saying it could be an exciting match.

The Tigers last played their Asian neighbours in the longest format more than five years ago, with India winning both matches, but Mushfiqur feels his team have improved since then.

The 28 year-old Tigers skipper, who still has to decide if he will keep wicket in the Test because of a finger injury, has called on his team to be more consistent over the five days.

Mushfiqur said: "India are a good side, but I still think it is a 50-50 game. They have got quality spinners. If our batsman can handle them, I think this will be an exciting Test.

"We may have lost both Tests five years ago, but there were some strong individual performances by us. We have improved, both individually and as a team. We are confident that we can provide a tough fight.

"We have to be more consistent. We play well for two days, but let ourselves down over the next three. We must now play session by session and ensure we win most of them."