Semi-final experience will help young guns: Mashrafe

Semi-final experience will help young guns: Mashrafe

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza believes that the Champions Trophy semi-final encounter against India will help the young guns in the squad for future.

He wants the youngsters to enjoy and learn before going to the World Cup 2019 which will be held in England and Wales.

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“This trip is a learning curve for all the young members of the team. This conditions are new for them. I want them to enjoy and learn as much as possible so that when they return here in two years’ time for the World Cup they are well equipped to deliver,” Tigers skipper said.

“I think the semi-final match which they are getting the chance to play, will help a lot. I want them to make use of the semi-final preparations. It will be a great lesson for their future. Let them enjoy without any pressure,” he added.

Bangladesh will take on India on June 15 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham in the second semi-final of the tournament. They qualified as Group A runners-up after they beat New Zealand in Cardiff.

In this Champions Trophy, the young guns of Bangladesh team are yet to fire. Players like Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar and Sabbir Rahman haven’t shown their class. Taskin Ahmed was impressive against New Zealand.

-Ruffin, Correspondent,