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Shakib all prepared to take up Protea challenge


CRICDOT DESK : Despite playing a Test match before, Bangladesh has never played an ODI at Centurion’s Super Sport Park. This is the first time. Before going down in the first ODI of the series today, Tamim Iqbal has also got an eye on the statistics of this field. “I have no experience playing ODIs here,” he said of his homework on the field.

So the game will be quite challenging here! If we go as statistics, we can see that there are runs in this field. Because the size of the field is a little small and the outfield is also fast. So when you look at the statistics, you have to say that this is a run field.

But being a run field does not mean there is no guarantee of running. Acknowledging this fact, the Bangladesh ODI captain insists on matching himself to the best of his ability, ‘Besides, I have to admit that no matter what the statistics look like, we have to do well on the field. And we look forward to this challenge. ‘

Tamim is getting Shakib Al Hasan from the beginning of taking this challenge. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan has hinted that the all-rounder, who finally toured South Africa after many dramas, may not be seen in a few matches. Shakib, who did not want to go on tour at the beginning as he was mentally disturbed, so there was no way to dispel doubts about whether he was available from the beginning of the ODI series.

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That is why Tamim had to read in the face of this curious question from the beginning of the press conference with today’s first ODI in front of him whether Shakib will play in it or not. Not only in the first ODI, but in the entire series, Tamim confirmed that he had not received any message to rest Shakib. I know he’s here to play with the team and ready for all the matches. I talked to him about normal cricket. Shakib is waiting to play this match, wants to do well. I want to do as well as the other members of the team. ‘

“We have done about three or four practice sessions,” said the ODI captain. In this we have tried to adapt to the condition as much as we can, but one thing to keep in mind is that we do not always play in this condition. On the one hand, it is good that we are able to practice at the center wicket.

Which is like playing a practice match, but in just a few practice sessions we can’t adapt to the conditions. The matter depends on the mentality. The more mentally prepared you are for the fight, the more it will work. Because you play on one type of wicket all year round, you can’t adapt to coming here four or five days in advance. So it is more important to prepare yourself mentally quickly. Tamim also has confidence in his team’s experience. “Except for one or two members of this team, everyone else has 40-50 or more ODI experience. So everyone knows who is responsible. How much we ourselves are prepared to handle the challenge is the real thing. ‘

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