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Bangladesh A team will take on West Indies A tomorrow (Tuesday) in the second unofficial Test at Sylhet Academy Cricket Ground.
The three-match series opening unofficial Test ended in a draw after the visitors dominated the game largely. The rain however denied the second-string West Indies the victory as it ate up most of the four-day match.
Bangladesh Cricket batting consultant Jamie Siddons said before the match that these matches are not about winning, it’s about to capability of the players, who wants to be in the national side.
“We have 15 players. We want to look at all the players. There will be quite a few changes. It was intentional, so we could have a look at five bowlers. We wanted to look at all our players. This A team is about the preparation of the national team, not about winning. We want to take a good look at our players. We find out who’s got the capabilities to go to the next level,” Siddons said.
Siddons is happy with the pitch for the second match as he said “It is definitely a bat first wicket. Looks pretty flat to me. It is grassy for Bangladesh but not for anywhere else in the world. Nice wicket.”
After the first two days were severely hit by rain, West Indies declared the first innings on 427-7. Bangladesh however failed to overcome follow-on, being all out for 264.
Desperate for the victory, West Indies A enforced follow-on but Bangladesh A survived the last day and put up 187-7 to draw the game from the knife-edge of the defeat.