Shakib eyes win in the last encounter

Shakib eyes win in the last encounter No matter how booming was the confidence level of Bangladesh after a string of series wins at home, the month long tour in South Africa overshadowed the Tiger camp with mostly awful defeats across all formats of the game.

Whatsoever happened till to date, Bangladesh shortest format skipper Shakib Al Hasan is eyeing a win in the last match of the tour.

In pre match press briefing in Potchefstroom, the world number one all-rounder said he is yet to assume the nature of wicket.

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“It is hard to say anything before the match begins. Everyone saying that the wicket will be rather slow. I’ve visited the ground, it is quite large. Perhaps the ball would come into the bat and there is going to be a high scoring match once again,” he said.

He also said, “If we will field first, we will have to restrict them in a low score as much as possible. And if we will bat first, there would be no chance to defend a score below 180.”

Meanwhile Shakib delivered confidence; said, “Our only target is to win. We had the opportunity in the first match while batting. The batsmen even turned around after the opponent bowlers started well enough. But we could not maintain the flow at the end.”

“We have no time to think about any particular batsman or bowler. Playing well as a team is our target,” he said.