Bangladeshi ODI Captain Mashrafe Mortaza emphasize on DPL to the selection of World Cup-19 team. Accordingly, the captain considers Anamul Haque’s recent performances in DPL over Liton Das scored poor against New Zealand in ODI format.
The captain is too concern about DPL
The captain is too concern about DPL, “Actually I am not too concerned about the Dhaka League because I have seen many times that players who hit tons in DPL suffer in the international arena. We have already got the proof of what kind of a player Liton is. I am talking about the Asia Cup Final. I think he can be a destroyer. He has this potential. The batting coach is also working with him.”
Look at the recent performance of Liton Das. He scored a fifty against New Zealand eleven in the practice match only the only hit from recent matches. Though Liton Das scored a blessing century against India in Asia cup and Zimbabwe series brought him an 83 runs inning but the rest scores will witness against him. So the captain assert like this,
“I think the mentality is the most important factor. It is vital for players to know if they are mentally prepared or not. I believe the World Cup is a mental tournament. You can struggle there even if you get 5-6 wickets here. So as a player it is crucial to prepare mentally.”
On the other hand, Anamul is performing well in the recent DPL. Accordingly, Anamul Haque scored back to back centuries in against Sheikh Jamal and Abahani Ltd on the jersey of Prime Bank in the recent Dhaka Premier League DPL. That actually made him a strong claimer for the opening with Tamim Iqbal.
Though the captain claimed he is not for selecting men for the team but he has the right to express the demands. “I am definitely not the part of the selection process. I have cleared it before and also clearing now again. Team selection is not my part.
”It is not important that all the 15 men will perform well. Our main focus will be the Ireland series and the World Cup. Senior cricketers like me and others struggle in international cricket even after getting wickets here (at home). On the other hand, some of us played well even if we failed to perform here.”
Mashrafe Mortaza concludes with, “So I can say that there is a huge difference between these two places. For this reason, I am telling that the players who can prepare mentally get a big advantage and lots of things depend on them.”
Therefore, Bangladeshi ODI Captain Mashrafe Mortaza emphasize on DPL to the selection of World Cup-19 team. Hope team Bangladesh will find the perfect ma for the opening.