Fans in Florida will be a motivating factor for us: Shakib
Bangladesh and West Indies are all set to lock horns in USA’s Florida and the captain of Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan believes the amount of Bangladeshi fans in Florida will boost the team. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মজার অপেক্ষায় সাকিব]
In the three match T20I series, West Indies are leading 1-0 after they won the first T20I by 7 wickets in the rain-affected game.
Ahead of the second T20I, Shakib said in the press conference:
“Naturally, it will be exciting. We are expecting to have fun as there will be a huge amount of Bangladeshi fans among the crowd who will surely turn out to be a motivating factor.”
The venue and the pitch condition will be unknown for both the teams . Though, the skipper of Bangladesh has some experience playing at this venue while playing the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
However, Shakib is not sure how the pitch will be like in the second T20I.
“It is difficult to say anything regarding the wicket as it is totally different from the one that hosted the CPL matches. There are times when the wicket looks similar but the behaviour is totally different. As per my experience, it seems better than the wicket where we played our last match.”
It will be a do or die clash for the men in green while the Caribbeans will be looking to wrap up the series, Shakib believes the team can score more runs this time if the pitch behaves exactly the same like in Windies.
“We had chances to score runs but we failed to capitalise. We hope we can learn from those mistakes and put up a better account of ourselves. If the wicket behaves like the previous match or better naturally we can expect lot of runs,” he concluded.