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Playing 10-15 matches on Dhaka pitches will end careers of many batsmen: Shakib

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is hopeful that his team will do well in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Bangladesh’s senior all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan says a young batsman’s career could end if he plays 10-15 matches on pitches like Dhaka.Also Read – Farooq Engineer is shocked to see Shikhar Dhawan not getting a chance in the T20 World Cup squad

He said, “Those who have played the last nine-ten matches, they are all out of form. The wicket was like that. Nobody did well. I hope the batsmen don’t count on this performance.” Also Read – Ryan ten Doeschate takes ‘retirement’, shocks fans ahead of T20 World Cup

Before leaving for the UAE to join the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in IPL 2021, Shakib said, “If a batsman plays 10-15 matches on these wickets then career will be over. Don’t take these matches into account.” Also Read – ICC T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan said – Bangladeshi team will go to win the World Cup for the first time

The veteran said that the fans assured Bangladesh to maintain their winning streak in the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman.

He said, “I think we are well prepared to win these last three (T20) series. There has been a lot of criticism about the pitches and low scores, but nothing is better than a win. Consistent victories like this take your confidence to a whole different level. If you play well but lose, you won’t have it. We want to go into the World Cup with confidence.”

Shakib said how the pitches in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi behaved after playing for KKR in the IPL and would inform Bangladesh players during the ICC tournament.

Shakib said, ‘I hope IPL will help everyone. We will spend time in those conditions, play matches too. Mustafiz and I can share the experience with the rest of the players. We will understand the mindset of other players, what they are thinking about the World Cup, and then report it.”

“Our team will be in Oman at least 15-16 days before the World Cup, which is enough time to adjust to the conditions and the wickets. I don’t think the pitches and conditions here will have any effect there. We have created a winning mindset which will help us be confident in the World Cup.”

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