Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has mentioned his aspect’s efficiency within the current sequence towards Sri Lanka would inspire them to do properly towards Bangladesh within the one-off Test later this month. Zimbabwe, taking part in their first Test sequence in additional than a yr, pushed Sri Lanka laborious in two dwelling matches in January earlier than narrowly taking place 0-1.
They misplaced the primary Test, after which an unbeaten second-innings century from Kusal Mendis denied them a sequence levelling-win within the second Test.
“We have had two good Test matches that went five days against Sri Lanka. We took a lot of positives from that. Hopefully, we can carry that on to the first Test (against Bangladesh),” Taylor informed reporters at Dhaka airport on Saturday.
Zimbabwe will play their Test towards Bangladesh at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium from February 22.
“Bangladesh have always been very difficult to… (beat) here. We know what we are up against… But we look forward to it,” mentioned the 34-year-previous Taylor.
Bangladesh are at present in a nasty run of type in Tests, dropping their final six matches — three of them by an innings margin — however Taylor warned that might not give his aspect any leverage.
“I think they always play well at home. That’s their comfort zone, where they thrive… and always have a good record,” he mentioned.
Batsman Craig Ervine will lead Zimbabwe within the Bangladesh Test, with common skipper Sean Williams lacking the sport to be together with his household for the beginning of his little one.
Zimbabwe can even play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s through the Bangladesh tour in March.