Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott expressed his admiration for the Bangladesh pacers, emphasizing their ability to compete against any team under any conditions, following Bangladesh’s record-breaking victory in the one-off Test.
Bangladesh achieved the largest-ever winning margin in Test cricket, defeating Afghanistan by a massive 546 runs. The fast bowlers played a vital role, with Taskin Ahmed claiming four wickets and Shoriful contributing with three wickets in just 33 overs.
“I think it’s pretty good, you know, good pace. And will be able to compete at home and away with the types of seamers that they’ve got. Also with the spin, the accurate spin bowlers, they know how to play in their own conditions really well. So, credit to them,” praised Trott.
Trott also acknowledged the lack of Test exposure for Afghanistan and explained why they were unable to provide Bangladesh with a tougher challenge.
“Obviously very disappointed (to lose the game by such a huge margin). And we didn’t play well from the word go. So, we haven’t played a Test match for 27 months. Players had only been in the country four days. So, obviously, there are things that need to be done better to prepare for a Test match and be expected to compete.”
“I think it’s more of a case of the opposition playing pretty well and being very consistent in what they’re doing. We were trying to achieve what we wanted but just weren’t able to do so,” he added.
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