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Mashrafe counts on good start

  • Published at 10:43 pm May 23rd, 2019
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Bangladesh's Mashrafe bin Mortaza briefs the media in London Thursday AFP

Mashrafe bin Mortaza said this during the pre-tournament press conference in London Thursday where all the other captains of the participating teams were present

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza agreed with the other skippers that the World Cup 2019 in England and Wales would be the most competitive 50-over World Cup in recent times.   

He said this during the pre-tournament press conference in London Thursday where all the other captains of the participating teams were present.

Mashrafe talked about Bangladesh’s chances in the flagship ICC event, beginning Thursday with the opening match between England and South Africa. 

“Cricket is a game where on your day you can beat anybody. And a team like us, we feel if we start well, we can hang in there. We are pretty confident and a lot depends on the start, and hopefully we start well,” said Mashrafe during the interaction between the captains and the media.

The captain emphasized on the importance of mental preparation in modern day cricket. 

“Nowadays everything is all about mental preparation. The tournament is very close. We are now getting together and preparing to start well in the tournament. We are excited as a group,” he added. 

The Bangladesh players enjoyed a rest day Thursday, after they practiced in Leicester Tuesday.

The Tigers will play two warm-up matches against Pakistan and India Sunday and Tuesday respectively.

Both the games will be held at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. 

Bangladesh will lock horns with South Africa in their first match of the World Cup on June 2 at the Oval in London.