Northamptonshire batsman Alex Wakely has decided to end his career in which he has achieved much success. The team captain decided it was the right moment for the end "Northamptonshire Cricket Club has been my life since I was 13 years old and although this decision was extremely tough to make, I am excited about starting the next chapter in my life," Wakely told the club's website, as quoted by cricbuzz "I've thoroughly enjoyed my career and I'm hugely grateful for my time in the game.
I have had many highs and many lows along the way, but I have always given 100% to Northamptonshire Cricket. Wakely finally thanked the team but especially the coach who helped him a lot during his career "I can't thank the club enough for all the opportunities they've given me over the years, and in particular head coach David Ripley who has helped, encouraged and supported me throughout.
He has become a friend rather than a coach and somebody who I have the utmost respect for."
Mushfiqur Rahim looked great in the second match against Bangladesh, and his reverse sweep was the strongest weapon "Reverse sweep is my favourite shot and my goto shot and had there been a chance I would have played it," he said.
"If in the third ODI, there are opportunities to play it, I will do it even 4-5 times." "I am happy but there is an area for improvement for me because there were 11 balls left and in close games these things matter.
I am used to playing against the new ball and prepare myself accordingly because you can lose quick wickets early."
Rahim believes that the younger players should have used their chance when the first team players played poorly, which unfortunately was not the case in the match against Sri Lanka.
He also seems to have been frustrated by the approach of the young players who obviously did not have an excessive desire ''I think Tamim and Shakib score regularly and as they had a bad day, players like Liton, Afif and Mossadek should have grabbed the opportunity," he pointed out.
"If there are seven to eight performers it becomes easy. They should be more selective with their shot selection and must know when to play low risk shot and when to play high risk shot. I think they (juniors) need to contribute or else it becomes difficult for us."