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Maxwell praises Shakib, Mustafiz


Australia cricket team’s batting all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell who is famously popular for his quick fire cameo knocks, praised Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan before the bilateral Test series against Australia is going to begin within a few days. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ম্যাক্সওয়েলের ভয় সাকিব-মুস্তাফিজে]

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Prior to Dhaka Test between the visitors and host Bangladesh, On Wednesday, the 28-year-old Aussie cricketer met with journalists in Bangladesh Cricket Board’s media conference hall where he spoke in glowing terms about Bangladesh cricket team’s two iconic cricketers- Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan.

Maxwell termed Mustafiz as an outstanding bowler for his variation and capability of changing bowling action instantly. He reminded IPL, where he faced Mustafiz and told, “Mustafizur is obviously an exceptional bowler we faced in the IPL during his breakthrough season. I suppose his pace dropped off as he played a bit more Test cricket. He is still an outstanding bowler who has the ability to swing it and an unbelievable change-up slower ball. He is not a conventional left-arm seamer.”

“He obviously gets a very flexible wrist with which he can flick it in the last moment. It looks exactly the same either it is his bouncer or his slower ball. It is a hard thing to pick up,”- He further added.

The cricketer from Victoria also praised the number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Regarding Shakib he told, “The same thing with Shakib who is a really experienced player. He has been the No 1 all-rounder in the world for a while. He is an excellent cricketer. We have to play these guys really well to negate their influence in the Test series and make sure we are staying on top of the game.”

When he was asked how he took Shakib Al Hasan as his competitor, he informed, “I am probably more of a batsman while he is probably more of a genuine all-rounder. I will try to make runs and then support the off-spinner in our team when someone need it.”

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