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Rubel is out of playing XI so far for team combination: Walsh


Starting the tournament in a high note beating South Africa and then being defeated narrowly by New Zealand, Bangladesh’s dream of reaching into the semi-finals of CWC 2019 has been obstructed by the big loss against the home team with a complete washout of the Sri Lanka match.

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Now ahead of the West Indies match, the team which they defeated thrice during the Tri-nation series including the final prior to the World Cup, Bangladesh are shining their armaments for a better ride in the roller coaster journey of the World Cup.

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Although repeated wins back Bangladesh up ahead of the clash, but West Indies are certainly in a better shape with the inclusion of the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Nicholas Pooran.

Bangladesh pace consultant, the former Caribbean great Courtney Walsh, however, smoothed passed the looming threat and concentrated on how his bowlers could play the proper role.

“Gayle and Russell are two dangerous players we have to try to restrict, and get them out at the same time to have more control of the game,” Walsh said during a practice session at Taunton on Friday.

Therefore, Walsh curved his eyes to the entire opposition team rather than counting particular big names.

”We will be focused on their entire team because they have very good players in their team as well. I am sure we can perform as a team against West Indies,” he said.

In the game of pace domination throughout the tournament, Bangladesh have shrinkage in pace battery hence questions have been raised why Rubel Hossain is yet to be included in the playing eleven.

Walsh pushed the ball in selector’s court in conjunction with praising Rubel Hossain’s form in recent times.

“This question is for the selectors [why he is not selected],” said Walsh.

”He had a very good season last year. He is bowling pretty well this year too, but because of the formation of the team, he hasn’t been able to get in. I just hope he takes his chance well with still a couple of more games left in the tournament,”

Walsh said.

“He has been bowling well in the nets so it is a plus for Bangladesh cricket. Hopefully whenever he gets his chance, he will make it count,” he added.

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