Bangladesh have Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman in the pace battery. But in order to do well in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales, they need a third effective seam bowler. And according to former captain Khaled Mahmud Sujon, it’s none other than Rubel Hossain who will have to play a key role with the ball in hand. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ রুবেল হোসেনের দিকে তাঁকিয়ে সুজন]
“I think the death bowling is still important for us. Mustafiz plays a key role at that time. Mashrafe have been giving us support since a long year. But I think Rubel can play a key role at death bowling in Champions Trophy. He can bowl accurately. He bowls well at the time of Ireland series. Rubel’s bowling may be important for us in the showpiece event,” said Sujon.
Talking about Bangladesh’s first match of the competition at The Oval, London on June 1, Sujon said the team was in right mood, and they could beat the hosts England with experience.
“I think we’re in right mood. I just talked with the coach. The team is in good mode. Batting is being done well. Bowling has still concern. I think Oval is a very flat wicket. We’ve first match against England, who are considered as the favourite. Overall, England is tough team but we’ve experience to beat them.”
In response to another query, Sujon foresaw flurry of runs in the matches at The Oval. “I have doubt if 375 at The 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,” he concluded.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com