Bangladesh’s No 1 cricketer Shakib Al Hasan believes his presence in an IPL dressing room along with pace bowling colleague Mustafizur Rahaman will help them give a feedback on players, who turn rivals during the T20 World Cup starting October 17 in Oman and UAE. Shakib will be playing for KKR while Mustafizur is part of Rajasthan Royals.
“I am hopeful that the IPL will help everyone,” Shakib said. “We will be spending time in those conditions, play matches too. Mustafiz and I can share the experience with the rest of the team.
“We will understand the other players’ mindset, what they are thinking about the World Cup, and then report it back to our players.”
Acclimatising will not be a problem as the team will get enough time for that. “Our team will be in Oman at least 15-16 days before the World Cup, which is enough time for acclimatising with conditions and wickets.
“I don’t think pitches and conditions here will have any impact over there.
We have built a winning mentality, which will help us be confident in the World Cup.” In their last three T20I series, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe, Australia and New Zealand while gaining invaluable.—Agencies