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Bangladesh look to improve Test performance


Bangladesh aim to improve their Test performance in the series against Sri Lanka which gets underway here next week, new captain Mohammad Ashraful said on Monday.

“We want to improve our performance in the Tests after our recent good showing in the one-day matches,” 22-year-old middle-order batsman told reporters here at the official launch of the series.

The right hander, who hit a debut century against Sri Lanka in 2001 to become the youngest batsman to ever achieve the feat in Test cricket, said he was looking forward to the challenge of leading Bangladesh in the Test series.

“Results do not matter to us, we need improvement in Test cricket,” he said. Ashraful, who was named captain earlier this month, was the highest scorer for Bangladesh in the World Cup, hitting 83 balls for 87 runs to help lead his team to a stunning victory over South Africa.

Bangladesh have just a solitary win in 46 Tests since becoming a Test-playing nation in 2000. The three-match Test series begins on June 25, while the three-match One-day International series starts on July 20.

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