As Bangladesh will take of Afghanistan for three T20Is in Dehradun next month, Tigers’ off-spinning all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz believes that experience will keep Bangladesh ahead in the series.
Bangladesh will play three T20Is on June 3, 5 and 7. The squad is not yet named. Miraz is still doubtful for the series with shoulder injury despite he clicked a very good mark in beep test. The youngster is hopeful he will be fit by the time Afghanistan series comes.
“I have been throwing but not with 100% intensity. I’m trying to bring back my balance. But I don’t have anymore problems while bowling which I had. I hope I’ll recover soon.
“I was worried about the injury. I was concerned if I had to go to surgery. I hope that won’t be required. I’m trying to be 100% fit. I hope I’ll recover at the right time. The selectors might consider me if I am fully fit,” he said.
A few days ago Mushfiqur Rahim commented that Afghanistan will start as favourites against the Tigers. According to the senior cricketer, spin twins Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be a threat. However, Miraz thinks different as his side has a lot of experience.
“Afghanistan have two (Rashid and Mujeeb) very good spinners. We have experience including the likes of Shakib (Al Hasan) bhai. (Mahmudullah) Riyad bhai also bowls well when needed. Overall the communication between our spinners is good. We have a lot of experienced players in the team and this is what will keep us ahead,” he explained.
Rashid is not unknown to Bangladeshis like before. He has played Bangladesh Premier League last year. Bangladesh captain Shakib is in Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in IPL which includes Rashid.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com