Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque hopes to turn around his workforce’s fortunes after they tackle Pakistan in the first recreation of a two-match sequence on Thursday in Chattogram. Haque feels the gamers should cease worrying about criticism, and focus solely on bouncing again in the Tests.
Bangladesh went winless in the T20 leg of the previous T20I sequence, shedding all three video games. Despite profitable all three tosses and batting first, the hosts failed to put up formidable scores. Although Pakistan additionally struggled on the difficult wickets, their superior batting depth noticed them dwelling in all three matches.
Speaking forward of the first Test, Haque stated Bangladesh have struggled before and fought their method again. He stated that his job is to maintain the workforce collectively and depart criticism behind.
Haque stated in this regard, as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo:
“This is not the first time Bangladesh has gone through such a phase. We have overcome such situations before too. People become mentally weak, because they take outside talk seriously.”
The Bangladesh captain needs his workforce to shut out the skin noise, and deal with the job in hand, saying:
“My job is to bring back focus from thinking about what everyone is saying, and focusing on our job. We have to back each other. You cannot shut anyone’s mouth, but I think you can shut off your own ears.”
While Pakistan are a formidable Test facet, Bangladesh’s job will solely get more durable as three of their key gamers are injured, whereas one has retired. Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed are unfit, whereas Mahmudullah has stop the format.
“I don’t want to call it a difficult challenge” – Mominul Haque
Mominul Haque admits that he has a difficult job forward of him. However, he expects himself and the opposite senior gamers to tackle extra duty. The 30-yr previous added:
“I don’t want to call it a difficult challenge. ‘Difficult’ has a negative meaning. I don’t want to see it negatively. Tamim bhai gives us good starts that we have often capitalised on. Shakib is two players in one. Taskin has been bowling well recently.”
“We are effectively missing four players. It makes my captaincy a bit more challenging, but Mushfiq bhai and I have to take on the added responsibility.”
The two sides final met in Tests in 2020 when Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs in Rawalpindi.
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