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Mahmudullah emphasize to utilize powerplay!


CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyadh has expressed his desire to bat aggressively from the first ball of the two-match T20 series against visiting Afghanistan. Riyadh made the remarks after being criticized for his batting style in the just-concluded ODI series against the same team.

Although the hosts won the series 2-1, only 43 runs came from Riyadh’s bat in three matches. Not only that, in those three matches, only one boundary was seen against 69 balls. In the first match, when the Bangladesh team was in deep crisis, Riyadh returned to the dressing room with only 7 runs.

In the second match, when Mahmudullah needed aggressive batting, he scored an unbeaten 6 off 7 balls. He scored an unbeaten 29 off 53 balls in the third match. At that time, Mahmudullah could not hit a single boundary despite the team’s need for aggressive batting. One of the reasons for Bangladesh’s defeat in the third match was the batting misery of Riyadh.

After such a slow batting in the last ODI series, the T20 captain has been at the center of the discussion. Asked about the reason for such batting, Riyadh said, “I will start batting aggressively from the first ball. I will try to drive four and six. ‘

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Riyadh also emphasized more aggressive batting in the power play. Because the first power-play opportunity has not been used, there has been a storm of criticism about the Bangladesh team. This is why the Tigers have lost most of the matches. Riyadh wants to collect at least 40/45 runs from the first power-play in the upcoming match.

“Hopefully we can get out of this,” he said. The way the team is arranged, we can score 40/45 runs from power-play. If we can do that, we will be able to move in the right direction. ”

The Tigers captain said: “We probably haven’t got a flying start in any of the matches. But it would be great if we could do that. With the batting ability we have, it is possible to score 150-160 runs regularly. Then there is a chance to win the match against any opponent. We are discussing the matter. Hopefully we can find a way. “

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