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Sabbir gearing up for World Cup

  • Published at 08:40 pm May 14th, 2019
Bangladesh's Sabbir Rahman plays a shot Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

The middle order batsman believes not getting to bat in the match is actually a positive sign for the team.

Bangladesh middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman is practicing hard in the ongoing tri-nation ODI series and gearing up for the mega ICC event, World Cup which will start later this month. 

Bangladesh have won two matches of the series and have already qualified for the final. Sabbir did not get the chance to bat in the first match as the top order was able to finish the match and in the second game, Sabbir was unbeaten on 0 without facing a single delivery in a match where Bangladesh won by five wickets. 

The middle order batsman believes not getting to bat in the match is actually a positive sign for the team.

Sabbir is batting at the number seven position in the Tigers’ batting line up which is a very crucial spot considering the context of the game. Sabbir knows the fact and he is practicing hard in the training session to perform well for the team in the upcoming matches. 

“It’s actually a positive thing that I am not getting batting. Top order batsmen are performing well which is a positive sign for the team. I am practicing hard in training sessions. Whenever I get the chance, I will try my best to perform for my team,” said Sabbir at Hotel Castleknock in Dublin where the Bangladesh team is residing. 

 “Until now, I may not have gotten the chance to bat in matches in the tri-series but I am practicing in the training sessions by creating match scenario. The practice wickets are also good and similar to that of England’s. I usually bat down the order so our coaches are regulating practice sessions for me according to the batting order. Also, I am also working on my bowling and fielding as well. If I get the chance I will give my hundred percent, even more, in the World Cup,” Sabbir added.  

The World Cup is the biggest stage to perform for any cricketer and Sabbir knows his role in the team. The right hander is gearing to shine in the World Cup to become a finisher and a match winner for the Tigers. 

“I don’t set any personal targets for myself because often, it is difficult to fulfill them.  According to my batting order, I might need to finish the match or play a quick-fire innings to get something like 40 off 20 deliveries for the team. I will try to perform like that whenever the team needs it,” he concluded.