The captain of the Irish national team, Andrew Balbirnie, stated on Monday that the team is delighted but cognizant of the hurdles ahead of this week’s fourth Test match in Bangladesh.
Since becoming a full member of the International Cricket Council in 2017, Ireland has lost all three of its prior Test matches.
Later this month, they are also set to play two more Test matches against Sri Lanka.
“There is a great deal of anticipation heading into this week,” Balbirnie remarked prior to Tuesday’s encounter in Dhaka.
Some members of the squad have never participated in a Test, and the length of the game and the weather would be difficult, he remarked.
“It is absolutely really hot outside. It’s uncharted territory for our squad “Balbirnie stated.
“Many of our players have been raised on white-ball and T20 cricket. In Tests, a hitter must prepare himself to bat for as long as possible. Bowlers must possess maximum discipline. This will be the greatest obstacle.”
The prior 50-over and T20 series against Bangladesh was difficult for Ireland, as they lost 2-0 and 2-1, respectively.
Due to a side injury, the hosts will be missing fast bowler Taskin Ahmed for the Test. He has been replaced by Rejaur Rahman Raja on the team.
Bangladesh also refused captain Shakib Al Hasan and his deputy Liton Das permission to participate in the Indian Premier League till the conclusion of the Test match.
“We are playing with a complete team for the first time in a long time. We have an excellent mix. We all play frequently and are in good shape “Before the Test, the all-rounder Mehidy Hasan remarked.