I believe we will win the series against Windies: Mushfiqur
Mushfiqur Rahim became the only wicket keeper batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a pair of double centuries.
In the recently concluded two match Test series against Zimbabwe, Mushfiqur registered his second double hundred in the longer version cricket. And following that the 31 year old veteran backed his wicket keeping which has been under scrutiny for past several years.
In an interview with country’s one of the leading dailies Prothom Alo, Mushfiqur explained how wicket keeping helps his batting.
“Everyone has a comfort zone; it doesn’t like that I could score hundreds if I keep wickets but staying behind the wicket helps me to understand the nature of wicket which facilitates my batting later on,” Mushfiqur said.
He said all he looks for now is to have more consistency; “As a senior cricketer, I want persisting consistency,” he said.
“Standing at the present position, we should have scored two centuries in every five innings in limited over cricket. In Test cricket, at least two big scores should emerge in every four innings of two Test matches although this is not so easy in longer version cricket because wickets turn differently here,” Mushfiqur said.
Mushfiqur, one of the top four performers for Bangladesh, have high hopes for the forthcoming series against West Indies.
He thus said, “I think we have lots of things to return to Windies in the upcoming series. The way we lost two Tests over there, was not expected. I believe we are going to win the series at home.”
However, Mushfiqur clearly disclosed that the decision of keeping wickets or not came totally from the coaching staffs and the management.
“I neither quit nor return to wicket keeping on my own will. The previous coaches, management wanted me to apply just as a batsman and it is the wish of the present coach that I return to wicket keeping,” Mushfiqur said.