Bangladesh have made brilliant preparation in the tri-nation series in Ireland ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. They have beaten both Ireland and New Zealand once, and with 10 points they finished second, just behind New Zealand (12 points).
The Tigers could have even finished first had their first match against Ireland not got washed away by rain. Overall the Ireland experience by the Tigers has been quite outstanding.
However, what was achieved in Ireland is now in the past and so Tamim looks forward to their next big assignment, the ICC Champions Trophy, where they will face the likes of hosts England, Australia and New Zealand during the group matches.
“We had a target of becoming champions in the tri-series but we are satisfied with what we have done. Our overall performance was good and we almost fulfilled our goal here [Ireland] before the Champions Trophy. It is the best possible way of going into a big tournament like the Champions Trophy. You cannot expect anything better than the build-up we have had to an important tournament,” opined Tamim.
The Chittagong-born batsman also firmly believes that it will be a different ball game during the ICC Champions Trophy: “It will be a different ball game. The conditions will be different than Ireland. But I have no doubt that our performance in the tri-series will help us a lot. We will need to adapt to the conditions as quickly as possible and it will be all about the execution in the middle.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com