Tigers hope for 'realistic' draw in WI Tests

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Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha is trying to keep the fans' hopes for a win in the Test series against the West Indies at a reasonable level, saying they are more likely to get a draw than a win.

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha is trying to keep the fans' hopes for a win in the Test series against the West Indies at a reasonable level, saying they are more likely to get a draw than a win.

The Tigers take on the Windies in the first Test in Kingstown this weekend, and with their bowling stocks depleted in the absence of Shakib-al-Hasan and Sohag Gazi, the coach hopes the batsmen will keep the game on track.

Hathurusingha told <i>Cricinfo</i>, given the Windies whitewashed the ODI series: "Our realistic goal would be to draw the game. If we play well, bat well, we will be in the game.

"Our bowling stock is limited. We must look to bat deep and bat long, score runs and be in the game."

He added: "We are working hard on the morale. It is not an aspect that can be changed overnight. It has to come from our action, not only from the coach and players but from everyone involved in cricket.

"We are working on that. I have seen them in only six ODIs so far. I have a bit of idea how we can go forward, what we need to do to improve in one-day cricket. But Test cricket is still ahead of us."

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