Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | ePaper

Bangladesh out to play aggressive brand of cricket

  • Print
BSS, Chattogram :
Bangladesh all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain Saikat said they won't compromise with their aggressive brand of cricket despite being in a position of embarrassment.
The Tigers will take on Zimbabwe today in their return-leg game of the Tri-nation T20 series in Chattogram with an aim to seal the spot in the final.
"Before the start of the tournament, I said it is imperative for us to win a game in the tournament. We have won the first game and lost the last game. So the next match is very important for us. We must win and we will play to win. We will play our aggressive cricket [to win]," Mosaddek said here on Tuesday.
Bangladesh won their first match against Zimbabwe by three wickets after the Southern African nations gave them a massive scare. They then lost to Afghanistan by 25 runs, sparking a widespread criticism for their performance.
As Zimbabwe lost their first two matches, a victory against Zimbabwe would help Bangladesh seal the final straightway.
But despite being in an advantageous position, Bangladesh is not in comfortable situation because of their mediocre performance in the tournament and a defeat to Afghanistan in one-off Test match.
"Whenever we play any match, we play it to win. If we play the final of Tri-nation series, we'll play three matches. We don't think that we have to win this particular match to confirm final rather we always think that we'll get down to the field to win the match."
Like captain Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek also admitted that the team is low in confidence at the moment.
"When most of the batsmen are in bad form, the confidence becomes low automatically. Despite being at low in confidence we lost the match to Afghanistan by just 25 runs. Our application was poor actually."
"But their team is full of wrist spinners and you can't charge wrist spinners at will. So we have to improve our skill and also apply ourselves well."
As Shakib Al Hasan showed his reluctance to lead the side, the BCB mulls handing Mosaddek the captaincy. But Mosaddek said he doesn't know anything in this regard and nobody is yet to talk to him about this.
"No one still talks to me in this regard. If such proposal comes, I will discuss about it definitely."
He also said he is not thinking about captaincy right now rather he is thinking to contribute more in team's cause.
"This is completely up to the team management. I am not thinking about it. Right now, I am thinking how to contribute more for the team."

More News For this Category

T20 World Cup in Australia set to be postponed, official announcement this week

T20 World Cup in Australia set to be postponed, official announcement this week

cricketnext.com :The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia is all set to be postponed, according to a report in Times of India. The tournament is currently scheduled to

Williamson expresses his interest to play in BPL

Williamson expresses his interest to play in BPL

BSS, Dhaka :New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who was the fifth foreign guest in 'Tamim Iqbal's Live Show', expressed his interests to play the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the

ICC cricket committee dissuades use of saliva to shine ball

ICC cricket committee dissuades use of saliva to shine ball

Agency :The cricket committee of the ICC has officially recommended that saliva must not be used to shine the ball in light of the health and safety risk it

Taskin banks on fitness, extreme pace to make a comeback

Taskin banks on fitness, extreme pace to make a comeback

BSS, Dhaka :Bangladesh's promising fast bowler Taskin Ahmed is eyeing to return to national fold as he felt that he gained the necessary fitness and the pace that ensures

Khawaja will find it difficult to return to the Test side: Ponting

Khawaja will find it difficult to return to the Test side: Ponting

Agency :Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain, believes it is difficult for Usman Khawaja to make it back to the Test team. The left-hander lost his place in the

Sri Lanka Cricket willing to host India, Bangladesh in July

Sri Lanka Cricket willing to host India, Bangladesh in July

Agency :With curfews relaxing in Sri Lanka, the country's cricket board reportedly plans to go ahead with the forthcoming series against Bangladesh and India.India were scheduled to play three

Mashrafe not parting away from his bracelet

Mashrafe not parting away from his bracelet

BSS, Dhaka :Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won't have to part away from his precious bracelet despite the belonging, which has been a part of his memorable moments for the last

Akbar's jersey-gloves sold for Tk. 1.70 lakh

Akbar's jersey-gloves sold for Tk. 1.70 lakh

BSS, Dhaka :Under-19 captain Akbar Ali's jersey and gloves, which he used during the final of the World Cup and created a record, were sold for Tk. 1.70 lakh.Nibco

Alyssa Healy to Cricket Australia Don't reduce women's domestic games to save money

Alyssa Healy to Cricket Australia Don't reduce women's domestic games to save money

Agency :A cash-strapped Cricket Australia must not sacrifice the number of matches for women to cut costs when it restructures the domestic schedule, feels star wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy.A shortened

Bangladeshi supporters are very loyal to the country: Rohit Sharma

Bangladeshi supporters are very loyal to the country: Rohit Sharma

BSS, Dhaka :India's opener Rohit Sharma termed Bangladeshi supporters a very loyal to the country, stating that Bangladesh is the only country 'Where we don't get much support.'Considered as