“We need to be on top in three departments to defeat India”-Mashrafe Mortaza



“We need to be on top in three departments to defeat India”

“We need to be on top in three departments to defeat India”
Mashrafe Mortaza speaks at a Press Conference


Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza spoke at a Press Conference ahead of the first ever Asia Cup T20 match against their neighboring nation and a former WT20 champion, India. He has talked about Mustafiz, the experimentation in the Zimbabwe series, his plans and the challenges and various other issues.




Mashrafe thinks that the experimentation done in the series against Zimbabwe was needed and at this stage there is no room for such experiments to be carried on. “The Asia Cup is an important tournament itself and not only that the tournament is an important one as it sits right on the brink of the World T20.” The skipper also believes that his team will miss Tamim in the tournament.



“Tamim has been a consistent performer for our side for a long time and he is currently at the peak of his form. We will miss him because he has always been our best performer.” He also backed Imrul and Mithun and did mention that Imrul has the experience and that is why he is in the side.



“India is one of the best teams in the world and to defeat them, we need to be up to the mark at all three departments,” Mashrafe said. He feels that rather than thinking about the result of the match, his team needs to play good cricket and that’s what is important.



Mashrafe feels that Mustafiz has been very calm ever since he came to the limelight and he has continued to be on that path. Mustafiz has been one of the most talked about player in world cricket and the funny part Mashrafe said, “…he doesn’t know much about this and even if he does, he doesn’t think much about it.”



Mashrafe Mortaza also said that the team hasn’t come to a decision about the batting order at this point yet but he did mention that all the 15 players are fit to play. He did disclose that he has a thought in mind, but did not disclose the thought at the brief.



Coming back to Mustafiz, who has been at the center of the light at this brief, Bangladesh skipper said that the pace sensation always stays confident and uses his strength (the slowers) in various modes. “He doesn’t think much about a specific batsman before a match, rather keeps faith on his performances.” Mashrafe also brought down a cloud of laughter in the room saying, “He is only afraid to bowl against me.”



Right at the closure of the press brief, the Bangladesh skipper said, “What we can do is not to worry about any failure, but play cricket. We had been unsuccessful at this format of the game, that doesn’t mean we can never do well here. At this moment, what is needed is to do is go and play in the field and not think about what is going to happen.”

SOUTH ZONE (BANGLADESH) ON 118 FOR 3 WICKETS AFTER 38.2 OVERS

 


118/3

OVERS: 38.2
RUN RATE: 3.09
 
OVERS: 0.0
RUN RATE: 0.00

 PRIME BANK SOUTH ZONE BATTING
Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SR
 
Mosaddek Hossain
Right Hand
27
56
1
0
48.21
 
Tushar Imran
Right Hand
40
95
5
0
42.11
 
ISLAMI BANK EAST ZONE BOWLING
Bowler
0
M
R
W
Econ
 
Shafiul Islam
Right Hand Fast Medium
13.2
2
37
0
2.78
 
Nazmul Islam
Right Hand Fast Medium
7.0
2
18
0
2.57
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