Bangladesh wary of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja ahead of one-off Test
Kolkata: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim yesterday admitted it will be a challenge to face spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja when they take on India in the one-off Test in Hyderabad.
Still reeling from their series whitewash across formats against New Zealand deep down under — Bangladesh lost three ODIs and T20Is and two Tests, Rahim rated the spin duo as the best in the world right now, and added they will play out of their skins to put up a fight.
“They (Ashwin and Jadeja) are the best spin duo at the moment. It will be challenging to face them in these conditions,” the diminutive wicketkeeper batsman said.
“But it will not be a cake walk as we also have players like Tamim (Iqbal), Shakib (Al Hasan), Imrul (Kayes), and Mahmuddullah (in our ranks). They have all proven themselves against quality spinners,” he added.
Asked about their plans to stop Virat Kohli, the Bangladesh skipper said: “Leave aside Virat (Kohli). The entire Indian batting lineup is strong. We have to really bowl well to throw any sort of challenge at them,” the 29-year-old said.