The Bangladesh team will soon have test matches against New Zealand, which will be good preparation for the T20 World Cup. Bangladesh is motivated like never before and they hope that ‘good wickets’ will be a good advantage "Wherever T20s are played, it is usually played on a good wicket.
Maybe it would benefit us more (preparation-wise for ICCWT20) if we could play in a better wicket against New Zealand," Shakib said, as quoted by Daily Samakal. He is aware that excuses should not exist at this point "It is up to the team management to decide on what type of wicket they want to play before going there.
Whatever it is, we have to adapt. Since the game is in our country, there is no chance to make excuses," he said.
Shakib, although he has been criticized for slightly worse releases, believes that he will regain his true form and that he does not have too many problems in his head because of that.
"Naturally I will try to go into the T20 World Cup in good shape and that had always been the case but I don't think there are too many problems in batting," he said. "I feel playing one or two big innings will bring me back into my groove.
There was no scope to score big against Australia due to the nature of the wicket and so it would not be wise to count those five matches." "There were opportunities in Zimbabwe that I could not take. If there is a 'better wicket' in the New Zealand series then I will try to play big innings," he said adding that he is comfortable at number three but ready to play elsewhere if that is required by the team.
Preparations are a very important part before the matches, and Shakib thinks that he will not have problems with that if he does not play and that in any case, he believes that he will be ready enough before the IPL. "Yes, there will be that possibility (of preparing at the IPL) but now I have to see how many matches I can play and that is the challenge.
"If I play a match, there will be one kind of preparation and if you don't play the match, there will be another kind of preparation. If you play regularly, it will be a kind of preparation and if I don't play, then I have to take that preparation through training," he concluded.