The kind of comments the Bangladesh camp is making ahead of the start of the test series, it has surprised the visiting skipper Steve Smith.
A couple of Bangladeshis have come out and said that not only are they looking to win the series, they are actually looking to clean-sweep the Kangaroos.
As per Smith, Bangladesh’s overall test record so far is not great. Their winning percentage out of all the test matches they have played in their history is just 9. So for them to be talking about a clean sweep is really audacious.
But, he can see where they are coming from. The fact is that this is a home series for them and they have felt pretty comfortable playing at home in the recent times and have been able to have some good results against some good teams and they are backing themselves to have a good time against Australia as well in conditions which they know pretty well.
On asked about his views on Mushfiqur Rahim who has never featured against Australia in the longest format of the game before, Smith says that Rahim is a different player from what he was some time back. Both his leadership and his batting are at a different level now and he would be excited about taking on Australia.
Rahim is not the only Bangladeshi player to be going to have his first test match experience against the Kangaroos. It will be the same for everyone in this Bangladeshi side because the last time when a Bangladesh-Australia test match had happened, it was 2006 and none of the current Bangladeshi players were playing international Cricket back at that time.
The result of that 2006 series was 2-0 in the favour of the Aussies.