Mahmudullah said that they want to create a Bangladesh brand in T20 cricket
By Sandy - Mar 13, 2018 3:36 pm
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Before going to play against India in the important match of the ongoing 2018 Nidahas Trophy, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah said that they want to create a Bangladesh brand in T20 cricket. Mahmudullah believes that the team has the ability to achieve success in big T20I matches.

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After losing their opening match against India in the ongoing Nidahas tri-series, Bangladesh made a superb comeback in the next where they beat Sri Lanka after successfully chasing 215 runs. As a result, the series is currently in an interesting position.

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Talking about the T20 cricket, Mahmudullah quoted, “We spoke about creating a Bangladesh brand of T20 cricket ahead of this tour. We need to be smart to take calculative risk – particularly when taking on a bowler. This will give us the edge. We don’t have the power hitters, which we need to address – but we need to be smart to carry out our skills.”


Bangladesh has their best T20I success in 2016 when they had finished as a runner-up in that tournament after losing in the final against India at home.

Mahmudullah is looking very positive about his team as they are now looking forward to the upcoming matches. The 32-years old all-rounder said, “We needed that win and the desire really drove everyone starting from the players, the support staff and team management. We believe in our ability. We have taken a step in the right direction. Now we want to move on with the positives towards the next match.”

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Mahmudullah backed the left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman by quoting, “I think he is a great bowler for our team, he has been doing really well. It’s just the wicket that suits the batsman most. Mustafiz is in great shape and is our strike bowler and I will always back him up.”

The Bangladeshi T20I captain also said that they can learn from the Indian bowlers that how to bowl when pitches suit the batsmen more. He said, “The wicket suits the batsmen more, but Indian bowlers are taking pace off the ball, which is something even we can try to do. You must have seen that when the spinners Nazmul Islam and Mehidy Hasan were bowling in the last game, there was a span of 20-odd balls when they stopped the boundaries. But I still feel we have to step up our efforts, which I feel our bowlers can do.”