We need to play more Tests, says Tamim Iqbal

Apr 11, 2012, 08:48 IST | Agencies

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has said his country's good show in the recently concluded Asia Cup was a turning point in their history, but they could only continue such form in the longer version if they played more Tests on a regular basis.

Bangladesh will only play 42 Tests until the end of 2020, with no tours of India and England so far. Their next Test series is against Zimbabwe in August. “That’s the main problem for Bangladesh,” Tamim, 23, told ESPN Cricinfo.

Tamim Iqbal

“The moment we start to do well in Test match cricket, we get a year’s break or a 14-month break. If we want to really improve in Test cricket, we need to play the format a lot more. You see us playing ODI cricket for quite some time and quite regularly, and the performance is changing. The world is seeing that Bangladesh is coming up. It’s the same with Test cricket,” he added.

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