The first ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand will start tomorrow; it can be considered as the final warm up before the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. Liton Das will be the captain of team Bangladesh; he is pleased by the inclusion of the two experienced players, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmadullah.
The 3 match ODI series promises to be an exciting one. Liton Das does not want his players to feel pressurized in any way; he wants all players to adopt a pressure-free mindset and wants them to enjoy each and every game scheduled ahead.
The Asia Cup was a disappointing tournament for Bangladesh. However, they ended the tournament fruitfully by claiming a close win against India. Here's bangladesh's sqaud for the series agaisnt New Zealand: Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das(captain), Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque(wicket-keeper), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Zakir Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Tanzid Hasan, Nurul Hasan.
Litton Das on the matches ahead
In a recent interview, Liton Das shared his thoughts on the upcoming series against New Zealand and the inclusion of Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah. "When there are two seniors (Tamim and Mahmudullah) it helps in every way," Litton said as quoted by cricbuzz.com.
"There are coming back to play after a while and I don't want to put any pressure on them. Let them enjoy the game because chance of success is much more if someone can enjoy the game. I don't want to tell about any specific roles (to anyone) because it depends on different situations.
If we lose quick wickets and Riyad (Mahmudullah) bhai goes to bat with 30 to 35 overs he will bat as per situation. So there is nothing to say because he is mature and the same thing applies to Soumya and wherever they will bat they will try to score runs.
Das further said: And not only need them every batter need to score runs. I am trying to find out (my shortcomings) and practicing and hopefully I can make a comeback quickly. There is nothing like (short of) confidence and let's see what happens".