Bangladesh eyeing to Jump in T20 ranking in second T20
CRICDOT DESK : Fear of T20 against Afghanistan then went away a bit. Bangladesh puts Afghanistan ahead in that small format. The 81-run win in the first T20 against them is Bangladesh’s third big win. Before playing in the series-determining match, the Bangladesh team was in a good mood.
Mushfiqur Rahim is giving a boost to the confidence of the hosts. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who missed the first match due to injury, is no longer barred from playing in the second T20. He was seen cheering in the optional practice yesterday.
The second match will also start at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Mirpur at 3 pm.
After the great victory, most of the cricketers outside the XI were in the optional practice of the Bangladesh team. Taskin Ahmed, Shahidul Islam have immersed themselves in bowling. Mushfiqur has been batting for a long time. Munim Shahriar, who made his debut in the previous match, also broke a sweat.
If Mushfiqur returns to the XI, Naeem Sheikh can be dropped. His shaky condition. It goes without saying that there is no chance of any change in the XI. The team management expects something better from the others with Liton to win the last match.
Mushfiqur Rahim will touch a milestone if he is in the XI in this match. He will play 100 T20 matches as the second cricketer of Bangladesh.
The wicket of the first match was an advantage for everyone. The spinners showed their power there. The captain of the team said that there were good wickets for batting. Today’s wicket is almost the same.
A spinner could play less in the last match of Afghanistan. Liton is the only one who can easily play their spinners. Bangladesh’s left-arm spin and pace attack shattered the visitors in the first match.
Especially Nasum Ahmed’s great bowling could not read their top order. Bangladesh is still waiting for the best from the bowling unit.
Spin bowling coach Rangana Herath said there was no chance for anyone to rest. The team will enter the field with the best XI. “We have to win the two-match series,” he said. So we will not rest anyone. I will play the best XI. ‘
Mahmudullah needs just 19 more runs to reach the 2,000-run milestone as the first Bangladeshi cricketer in the T20 format. A handful of touching the milestone of one thousand runs in front of Liton who is in great rhythm. He will need 98 more runs.
After winning the previous match, Bangladesh overtook Afghanistan and rose to the top of the ICC T20 rankings. Mahmudullah’s rating point is 232. 230 of Afghanistan. If Bangladesh loses today, it will go down to Afghanistan again. If you win, the position at number eight will be stronger.
At the same time, Bangladesh will win the first T20 series against Afghanistan. Earlier in 2016, Bangladesh was whitewashed in a three-match T20 series in Dehradun, India. In the remaining matches, Dudul has faced in Asia Cup and World Cup.