The 26-year-old said that Bangladesh is a tough team in their home conditions whether they are playing with a full-strength side or not
Pakistan captain Babar Azam thinks that getting into the mode for Test cricket will be a challenge as some of the players have been playing consistent white-ball cricket.
Pakistan will take on Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series from tomorrow at the Ch. Zahoor Ahmed Cricket Stadium in Chittagong. Pakistan have also announced a 12-man squad for the opening Test.
The 26-year-old said that Bangladesh is a tough team in their home conditions whether they are playing with a full-strength side or not.
"We are constantly playing white ball and getting into Test mode will be a challenge. There is not much time to prepare after the T20 series, but those coming from Pakistan were playing domestic games," said Babar in a virtual presser.
"Bangladesh are playing at home, whether the host players are senior or junior, they are well aware of the conditions. We have to understand the conditions and perform, Bangladesh will be a tough competitor to beat," he added.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam opined that his troops will make an impact in the second ICC World Test Championship and try to gain valuable points against Bangladesh.
"We have quite a settled side now with a lot of experience, we will make an impact in this WTC as our team has been consistent since the start of this year," Babar said.
Pakistan are without a batting consultant/coach and Babar believes they are missing one on this tour. "There should have been a batting coach but the decision is up to the Pakistan Cricket Board."
Babar was asked about his form and the no.7 ranked batter said that it is impossible that his bat will score runs every time.
"It's not written that I will be scoring run every time, others are also here and they showed responsibility in the T20I series. I will look to perform in these Tests," he added.
It must be noted that the first Test will start at 10:00 local time (9:00 PST).