Bangladesh Cricket Board Chief makes bold claims against Pakistan series
ISLAMABAD - Bangladesh Cricket Board Chief makes bold claims against Pakistan series.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan is confident of a strong showing from Bangladesh in the upcoming Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Pakistan, starting from January 24 in Lahore.
While talking to reporters on Sunday, Nazmul admitted that senior batsman Mushfiqur Rahims’s absence is a blow for Bangladesh, who are already without suspended all-rounder Shakibal Hasan.
“Mushfiq is the most dependable batsman of our team and he was always. In this BPL he proved that he is the best. If we think that way, he will be badly missed. Another thing is Shakib is not there.
So it is unfortunate that we missed both of them,” Nazmul was quoted as saying by Cricfrenzy. “Still we think that there will be good contest in the series. They [Pakistan] also expect us to fight against them. Bangladesh should win.”
“Tamim is back after a long time and didn’t play badly. Liton Das has been in form and Afif also played well. There are the likes of Shanto, Naim Sheikh who showed their capability.
The courage and the spirit that is required to win the T20 game, I saw it in them. So I think if they can continue the BPL performance, it would be enough for us,” he added.