Zariat Mushfique of DOT
Regarding the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka after receiving an outside opportunity due to an unexpected turn of events, Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh’s Skipper prompted the personnel included in his side to grasp the opportunity with a vehement fervor, The Daily Sun. As due to personal reasons, with Liton Kumar Das and Shakib Al Hasan away on leave granted by the BCB, then losing skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Saifuddin, pace-bowling all-rounder, to injuries, the enthusiasm of the tourists seems to have dawdled.
Tamim stated on Thursday, “I think the series is very important and who are traveling with the team have a lot to prove, as a lot of experienced cricketers are not going due to injury and other personal reasons.”
He also expressed his hopes of making a comeback after a below-par outing in the World Cup, saying, “I did not think that way, that leading the side will be an added pressure because I did not score runs in the World Cup, and now it will be difficult to lead the side. I could not play up to par with my expectations in the World Cup, but there is a new challenge ahead and I am hoping something good will happen, let’s see.”
He concluded his statement with, “If you think about your failures at all times, then you are more likely to fail again, so I am thinking what is ahead instead of what is gone. I am trying to figure out the positives now. What I am trying to say is, this series is very important as such we are all hoping to do well as a team.”