Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad, known as the ‘silent killer’ to the fans and spectator of Bangladesh cricket, has made it a habit to contribute in winning against England in every global tournament.
In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup at home, Mahmuullah’s batting at down the order gave the Tigers a remarkable victory over England. Again in the 2015 World Cup his century, the first century by any Bangladeshi batsman in the World Cup, played pivotal role in knocking the England Lions out of the competition.
If the law of average is taken into the consideration, Riyad is likely to make another history. While there may be some people skeptical about this, young all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz thinks otherwise. According to him, there may come another match-winning knock from Riyad when the Tigers face England in the tournament opener of the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval in London on Thursday (June 1).
“Riyad bhai is charged up I think. He didn’t tell anything but as I know he always tries to contribute for the team,” Miraz revealed.
Miraz also added that the dressing room environment is alright despite Bangladesh’s disastrous 240-run loss to India in the second and last warm-up match at the same venue just two days ago.
“The environment of the dressing room is good. No one is disappointed,” said Miraz. “Everybody knows it is just mere practice game and they are happy that they could now sort out the mistakes. Sorting out the mistakes are important indeed.”
He further went on saying, “Everyone of us believes that we are capable of making a huge turnaround. It’s not the end of the world.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com