Bangladesh will take on the Afghans in the first T20I in Dehradun. on Sunday. Afghanistan are ahead of Tigers in T20I rankings. Shakib feels they need to play their best game to win.
“We want to play our best cricket. We are taking preparations in a way so that everyone performs. We won’t be winning matches if only one or two players perform. Everyone’s preparation is required to play well. If we all can contribute and play like the way we did in Nidahas Trophy, we will have chances to win more matches,” he said at pre-match press conference.
As Afghanistan are better than Bangladesh in T20I rankings, Shakib feels they need to at their peak in batting, bowling and fielding.
“Every department is important. Not only pace bowling, spinners also play a crucial part. Our bowling unit will try to do well. Same goes for batting as well. We have to focus on everything. We need to do well in all departments because their team is quite strong. So, we have to play our best game,” he explained.
When asked if Bangladesh had worked on any specific thing, he said. “No, we didn’t work on any specific matter. In general, we have many areas to improve and we are working on that.
“We can improve in all three departments. That’s all we are looking at. We are not looking at any specific area we need to work on. There are many areas to work on.” 1 of 1