World Cup is not the end of the world: Mosaddek eyes Sri Lanka series

After a disappointing World Cup, the concentration now shifts to the Sri Lanka series and Mosaddek Hossain wants to make the most of it.

Mosaddek thinks Bangladesh are favorites
Bangladesh didn’t get much break after the World Cup as they will be taking on Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series later this match. They have already started their training sessions.

All-rounder Mosaddek Hossain talked to the reporters after the training session on Thursday and said that considering the experience, Bangladesh are the favourites against the Lions.

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“If you see, we are in a very good position considering both batting and bowling and additionally if you are counting experience then we are in a strong position. I think that, we always have the upper hand over other teams in these sectors. Compared to other teams in the world, we have the most number of experienced players. So, I think we are way ahead in this sector. If you see from all aspects, from the experience, we will be the favorites,” he said.

Despite the absence of key players Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan, the all-rounder thinks Bangladesh won’t face problem to tackle Sri Lanka.

“Even though we don’t have Shakib bhai and Liton, the players who replaced them in the squad are also performers. They have been performing in the domestic circuit. Additionally, [Anamul Haque] Bijoy scored a century a few days ago in the domestic league and Taijul [Islam] has been scalping wickets every day. When they will play international cricket, we will know their conditions. So, as a team I think we are a very balanced side.”

Mosaddek also rated their World Cup campaign as average. However, he wants to move on from it and do well in the upcoming series.

“From my side, I would say we had a very average world cup. If we think too much then it’s a lot but a World Cup is not everything. We have to play cricket at the end of the day. A World Cup is not the end of the World. As a result, I don’t think we have the time to think too much about the World Cup.  We are hoping for a good series In Shaa Allah,” he concluded.

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