Litton Das revealed that Bangladesh will have an aggressive approach
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Litton Das, Bangladesh's ODI vice-captain wants his team to be as ready as possible before the World Cup. As part of the preparations, they will play on the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) pitches, considering that the pitches are similar to those expected at the World Cup.
The hosts wanted the pitches to be with even bounce because they wanted the free stroke to be easy. "It will help playing in this kind of a wicket because in the world cup when you will be playing against good bowling attacks, there will be such movement and they will bowl similarly," Litton said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com
Litton Das on team goals
Das also revealed what his team's plan is and what their main goal will be.
"When you are continuously scoring 300-350, it suggests that you are playing good cricket," he said. "We want this (aggressive brand of cricket) and if our batter can score runs in big events, it will be scored in this manner.
Even if they don't score 300 in every match, they will score 280-plus. We would always want to play on a good wicket and get good results. These runs are important in ODIs. Big teams often get hundred or close to hundred runs in the last ten overs.
It was a challenge for us. We have been talking about how we can get 100 runs in the last ten overs of a T20I too, so it is a good sign that we have started to do it. Everyone is batting with intent in the middle overs [10-40].
It is a good intent. They are not just targeting big sixes but the focus is on ones, twos and fours." Most of them failed to convert their fifties into centuries. Liton and Nazmul wanted to reach three digits. However, they did not succeed in this.
"The top four batters want to finish the innings, which these days can even mean a double-hundred. Century shouldn't be a target. If Shanto and I had batted till the 45th over, we could have got 150-180. We were batting quite well.
I had a soft dismissal, Shanto was unlucky. But Mushfiq bhai played a spectacular knock, way better than our efforts," he concluded.