375 insecured at Oval, thinks Sujon

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375 insecured at Oval, thinks Sujon

Bangladesh Cricket Board director Khaled Mahmud Sujon feels that even a mammoth score of 375 is not secured at the flat track of Kia Oval in London which will host two of Bangladesh’s matches in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

In last two years, there have been only ODIs played at Oval. In 2015, New Zealand posted 398/5. In reply, England made 365/9 in 46 overs in a revised target of 379. Last year, Sri Lanka posted 305/5 in 42 overs. But it didn’t look a big total for England as they chased it down in 40.1 overs with six wickets remaining.

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Australia chased down a target of 319 against Sri Lanka in a warm-up game at this ground. Although the match between India and New Zealand was low-scoring.

Sujon thinks the bowlers to give their best at The Oval. The opening match against England at this venue is on 1st June while Australia will take on Bangladesh in a day-night clash on June 5 at Oval.

“I’m doubt about 375 at Oval is secured. The Oval is a very very flat deck. We’ve two games at Oval. In given day, the defense is difficult if you do not bowl well. Oval is tough ground for bowlers. But I think our players are in there for the last few days. They will make their habituation very soon. I think we’ll play our best cricket,” said Sujon.

Bangladesh scored 341/9 in their first-warm up game against Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham but stil lost by two wickets. Their second warm-up game is against India on June 30 at The Oval

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com