Mushfiqur ready for Champions Trophy challenge

Mushfiqur ready for Champions Trophy challenge

Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim can’t wait for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which starts in June in England and Wales. He is eager to take the challenge on the big stage. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ চ্যাম্পিয়ন্স ট্রফিটা স্মরণীয় করে রাখতে চান মুশফিক]

Mushfiqur Rahim is going to play his first Champions Trophy this year. So he has a different feeling about it.

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“Naturally there is a different feeling. It is regarded as the biggest tournament right after the World Cup. You don’t always have the chance to play it because there is a criterion put in place to play in the tournament. So it’s a big opportunity and challenge and I am looking forward towards it,” he told the reporters on Monday,

“We played Champions Trophy in 2006 but I was not part of it. I saw all the matches and always had the desire to play in the tournament and hopefully it was turning out to be a reality. Hopefully I would be able to make it memorable and we, as a team, have that ability as well.”

The Test captain thought that the wicket in Oval is going to be flatter. This ground will host the opening match between England and Bangladesh on June 1.

“There is a lot of talks going around regarding playing in England but I think the one-day wicket in England is totally different. Usually 300 runs are scored in every match and recently during the Pakistan tour every match was high scoring. I think the Oval wicket is one of the flattest wickets in England.

“So we are keeping that in mind and preparing us to play in sporting wickets. I think the batsmen will get enough opportunity to score runs,” said Mushfiqur.

-Ruffin, Correspondent,