Bangladesh national team camp, having won the ODI series against the West Indies convincingly, is in a jolly mood with cricketers practising extensively ahead of the Test series and at the same time sharing a laugh every now and then.
The coaching staff are also part of this, having a great time in practice sessions with the players.
The Test series between Bangladesh and the West Indies will begin on February 3. Bangladesh are very well aware that the Windies Test squad is much stronger than the ODI squad. That's why the players are sweating it out at the nets.
Although they are all serious while practising, there is never a dull moment. For example, Khaled Ahmed was bowling a long spell at the nets, making Mustafizur Rahman wait for his turn. The latter jokingly asked, "Hey, will you not stop bowling?" Mehidy Hasan Miraz, after being hit for a boundary by Mushfiqur Rahim, said, "They (West Indies) won't be able to hit boundaries off this like you."
But a couple of interactions between Mushfiqur and Miraz were extremely hilarious to say the least. A delivery from Miraz struck the pads of Mushfiqur and the former claimed that it was out. But Mushfiqur was adamant that it would miss the stumps.
Batting coach Jon Lewis intervened and asked them to calm down.
But the duo once again became involved in another banter. Mushfiqur played a sweep shot off Miraz and the former thought that it would go past the boundary.
But Miraz claimed that he would have had a fielder in that position. Then Mushfiqur reminded him of the field-set saying, "Come on, your fielders are at square leg and midwicket."
Miraz had no option to admit that it was a four.
Mushfiqur repeated the shot and once again claimed it to be a boundary. Miraz denied that again. This time Mushfiqur jokingly remarked, "Okay, it's not a four, give me 10 for the shot."
The duo will undoubtedly play a vital role in the upcoming Test series and will ideally try to continue their good form in the longest form of the game.