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India is a tough proposition: Shakib

India is a tough proposition: Shakib
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Bangladesh\'s seasoned cricketer Shakib Al Hasan said his side would like to put its best foot forward in the upcoming one-off Test against world number one India.

Hyderabad: Bangladesh's seasoned cricketer Shakib Al Hasan said his side would like to put its best foot forward in the upcoming one-off Test against world number one India.

Playing a Test in India for the first time is exciting. We know it is not easy and India is number one at the moment. It will be difficult for us but that is why we play cricket -- face the challenge and do well," the all-rounder said on the sidelines of a two-day warm-up game against India 'A' here on Sunday.

The Test match will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (RGICS) here from February 9. The team needs to put up a collective effort to the best of its ability to do well against India, he said while adding that they would give their best shot.

Observing that the Indian team is a formidable one at the moment with its spin attack, fast bowlers and batting department raising the bar, Shakib reiterated that his team needs to be at its best to make it tough for the host.

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