Mashrafe hopes for positive beginning against all odds

Bangladesh are all set to encounter mighty South Africa in the beginning of the ICC World Cup 2019. After losing the first match badly against England, South Africa are looking for a strong comeback.

Mashrafe celebrates a wicket

The subcontinent team skipper despite troubled with injuries, hopes to stand against the opponent with high confidence.

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In the post-match press meet in London, Mashrafe bin Mortaza briefed, “It would be great to have a positive beginning. The team confidence will be boosted up if we could start the tournament with a good result.”

About the wicket condition in Oval where the two teams will meet, Bangladesh skipper said, “We will play in used wicket. The Oval pitch is batting friendly which was seen in the first match, England scored more than 300 runs there.”

“Spinners would play fine roles in batting friendly wicket. We are expecting a flat wicket but whatever might come in front, all we have to do is to make quick adjustments,”

he said.

“Everything need to be adjusted; losing quick wickets would make it difficult to score big at the end, if we will bat first, we have to guard against losing quick wickets,” Mashrafe said.

Mashrafe, who has had stints with injury in the warm-up match against India, is still suffering from hamstring pull and will highly likely to lead the side with the troubled leg.

“A lot of times in such cases, I face trouble bowling the first one or two overs. Once I get through that, I don’t face any more problems. I also wasn’t facing any problems on that day (match day against India),” Mashrafe said.

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