Mominul says Bangladesh ahead in terms of experience.
Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has kept his team in front of hosts South Africa.
Coming from a historic 2-1 ODI series win visitors Bangladesh will take on South Africa.
In the first of the two-match Test series at Kingsmead in Durban Thursday.
Bangladesh in the series that is part of the World Test Championship for the first time.
South Africa with an opportunity to challenge the home team who are missing their big names and experienced players.
The Proteas are playing their second-best team in the series after the leading ones chose to play the ongoing IPL.
The Proteas have to overcome the deficit of 128 Test caps missing with the leading cricketers.
The series and hope the inexperienced side with as many as four debutants deliver and secure the reputation at stake.
Bangladesh will be ahead a bit in terms of experience.
But South Africa will have the advantage given that at the end of the day they are playing at home.
So, both teams will have some sort of advantage.
But important thing will be to play the game well in the five days and 15 sessions.
We need to bat and bowl and handle pressure well, said Mominul to the media.
Mominul said Bangladesh will carry some extra confidence in the game driven from the ODI series win.
There is also confidence in the Test unit of having won their first Test against New Zealand in New Zealand.
But we should not forget that this is a different ball game.
There is a difference between white and red ball.
We will have to start fresh with the red ball.
And recall how we played in New Zealand and also think of the mistakes that we had made there.
So there is confidence but we are starting afresh said the left-handed Bangladesh batter.
Mominul pressed on the importance of contribution from the pace unit in away Tests.
Bangladesh have been riding on a joint performance coming from the trio Ebadat,Taskin and Shariful.
They were key in Bangladesh’s momentous win in New Zealand.
Mominul believes the surface at Durban will be pacer-friendly.
Your pacers need to perform to win away Tests.
It makes the game easy if they bowl in the right areas and get early breakthroughs.
Few of our pacers played the ODI series and they have rested well.
I believe they are upbeat for the first Test, said Mominul.
Pacer friendly wickets don’t mean there will be no runs scored.
It doesn’t mean that you walk in and get out immediately.
Runs were scored in the New Zealand game too but the pacers got the advantage said the Bangladesh Test captain.