Mashrafe banks on Shakib for success in T20I series

Mashrafe banks on Shakib for success in T20I series Striving for success in the ongoing tour to South Africa, Bangladesh is now looking forward to make a count in the shortest format of the game. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিবকে ‘চ্যাম্পিয়ন’ আখ্যা দিলেন মাশরাফি]

The limited over captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza left the squad for his mission is over now. Prior to his departure for the country, Mashrafe hopes for better results in the forthcoming T20I series and he is looking forward to world number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to bring the desired result for the team.

“To me, the best person is here to lead. A whole new series to come. I think if we could overcome what happened in the Test and ODI and get started newly, we could do better in the T20Is,” he said.

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He also said, “There is nothing to prove about Shakib Al Hasan’s strength. He is a champion in everywhere. He is the best performer of Bangladesh and would be a nice captain too. Of course it is not possible for him to do everything alone. If all other would perform as a team, we will have better chance to win.”

Pointing towards the drastic failure in all department of the game in ODI series, “We could not perform well in anywhere; whether that be in batting, bowling and fielding. Whatever we might do, could fail to deliver because of being mentally weak. The batting was frustrating and unexpected. We should have scored bigger innings.”

Granting all the failures as a learning curve, Mashrafe said, “We have received quite a good lesson. Neither of our bowlers or batsmen could take the responsibility. I think everyone of us personally work out the reasons of our failures and work on that.”

In the end, Bangladesh ODI skipper said, “It is not possible to overcome these lacking even in hard practice for rest of the days here. This is a long term process. We will have to prepare accordingly before appearing any future series in these sort of condition.”

After losing the two Test series, Bangladesh has also been defeated cleanly in the three match one day international series.

They narrowly escaped an innings defeat in the first Test match but the Proteas claimed the innings win in the second Test match sweeping clean the visitors.

In all through the Test and ODI series, Bangladesh bowlers suffered enormous lack of control against South African batsmen. The Tigers suffered a 200 run defeat in the last ODI at the Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday.