Bangladesh will take the field in the last match of the three-match series to make history. The match at Centurion started on Wednesday at 5 pm Bangladesh time.
Bangladesh won the first match by 36 runs on this field. This is their first ODI win in South Africa. In the next match, Johannesburg won by 6 wickets and South Africa turned around brilliantly. However, after fulfilling the expectations of winning the first match, the dream of winning the series for the first time is still alive in Bangladesh.
Speaking at a press conference on the eve of the match, Miraj spoke of the potential bigger impact of winning the series.
"We have been playing good cricket for many years. We have won the series with many big teams in the country. West Indies have won the series outside the country. If we can win the series in such a condition, then our team will go much higher. Many big teams will think about us then. We will try to play good cricket. A cricketer also has a lot of confidence when he goes abroad and wins the series. It feels different. "
There is a strong urge in the team to get that feeling at another level. However, they do not want to be distracted by that thought. Miraj said the team wants to reach the expected address by following the process.
"It simply came to our notice then. We can play according to the process. If we think about the results right now, whether the series wins or not, it will be difficult for us. All we can do is play good cricket on the field, bowlers can bowl well, batsmen can run. If we are at the end of the day, if everyone plays good cricket, we can win the match. You have to win, it's not like that. We will try to play good cricket and do our best. ”
Before this match, however, the Bangladesh team was shaken by the uncertainty of getting Shakib Al Hasan. Arrangements were being made for his mother, mother-in-law, and children to return to his country due to illness. The experienced all-rounder has finally left to play the last ODI. Miraj said they are all by Shakib's side.