Bangladesh Test skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is considered as the backbone of Bangladesh middle-order batting. But surprisingly, his record on the big stages are nothing to praise of at all. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বড় মঞ্চে নিজের সেরাটা দিতে মরিয়া মুশফিক]
So far, Mushfiqur has played 21 matches in World Cup where his average is only 31.87. He got four fifties with the highest being 89 against England in the 2015 World Cup, but he has yet to reach the magical three-figure mark.
Asked if he will have any plan to improve his numbers on the big stage, Mushfiqur said: “Why not? Everyone wants to play well when it comes to participating on big stages. Maybe I wasn’t this matured or consistent in the past what I am now.
“I have been playing good cricket for last three or four years. So I now have the confidence in me that if I can continue that, it’s very much possible for me to break all my previous records and create new and better ones. So I am eagerly looking forward to the Champions Trophy.”
Mushfiqur has been in good form of late. He was among the runs in the recently concluded tri-nation series in Ireland, and was the match winner against New Zealand.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com