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Wriddhiman Saha: We cannot underestimate Bangladesh before taking on to the field

Despite Bangladesh's low ranking, India 'keeper Wriddhiman Saha insists visitors won't be easy meat in one-off Test

Wriddhiman Saha

Kolkata: Resounding success against England and New Zealand notwithstanding, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha yesterday said his team will not take Bangladesh lightly in the one-off Test beginning February 9 in Hyderabad.

"Ranking-wise one may think they will be easier opponents on paper. But we cannot underestimate them before taking on to the field. It all depends on the situation on a given day. We have to approach the situation accordingly," Saha told.

In their last Test series, India whitewashed England 4-0 after a 3-0 victory against New Zealand but Saha said it would be about starting afresh against Bangladesh.

"Everyone wants do well on the field. You may not do what you think. It's about converting your thoughts into a good performance."

Bangladesh's first-ever Test in India will be a prelude to the Australia's four-Test series against India beginning February 23 in Pune. "I don't know when are the Aussies coming but as of now the focus is on Bangladesh Test. After they're here we will think about it," he said.

With the Test in four days' time, it's time to switch style but Saha said it would not be an issue for him.

"It's all about the mindset and the right ball to choose. Having played for so many years, it would not be an issue. Now, it's time to shift focus to Test format, it would not be a problem though.

"I will think after reaching the camp. My approach remains the same," Saha added before flying to join the team in Hyderabad.

Recently, Saha guided Bengal to the top of East Zone in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 league.

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