Have to think about combination: Mashrafe

Have to think about combination: Mashrafe

Combination has been a real headache for Bangladesh in recent times. Their loss against England in the first match is also forcing to make another change in combination as they take on mighty Australia at The Oval in the fifth match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ কেমন হতে যাচ্ছে টাইগার কম্বিনেশন?]

Bangladesh might play Mehedi Hasan Miraz for Monday’s match. But it is yet not sure whether they will continue their four-bowler tactic which they had against England. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has spoken about it at the press conference.

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“In our previous match, I thought we could defend 305 but we couldn’t get wickets in the middle period,” Mashrafe said. “Getting wickets really matters in cricket, so we definitely have to think about our combination. Since we could score 300-plus with eight batsmen, then why wouldn’t be able to do with seven batsmen? What can happen if we don’t play five bowlers, that is also in our mind.”

“But one thing is clear, we have to score a large total. Normally 300 in one-day cricket is good enough, but with the [fielding restrictions] they have got now, and if the wicket is like this, you have to rethink it.”

The skipper hopes his team to improve and learn more and deliver their best against Australia. But he wants improvement in taking or containing ’30 runs’ which may help Tigers win.

“Yes, we’re playing so far good cricket. But overseas we have to improve a little more. We are learning, and hopefully we’ll cope with all the pressures tomorrow and we will try to deliver our best. Whatever I say, we have to calculate a bit more, which area we need to do a little bit more like batting – an 30 extra runs – or when bowling, for the batters’ benefit, if we can get ourselves into a bowling groove, if we can cut down 30 more runs, that will really help the team win,” he explained.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com