Shakib Al Hasan can now be caught out of the national team due to his leave from the New Zealand tour. The Tigers have a series against Afghanistan on home soil. The red-green delegation will then travel to South Africa. Before that, the world’s best all-rounder is preparing the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for his return to the national team.
Not being able to be with the national team, Shakib’s fitness has been somewhat lacking, it cannot be said at all. He wants to make up the shortfall in domestic tournaments BCL and BPL. “BCL and BPL are part of the preparation,” Shakib said at an event organized by mobile phone brand Apo on Friday (January 8). International series up front. I want to prepare myself well for the national team at home. ‘
In this year’s BPL, Shakib has signed a contract with Fortune Barisal. Apart from Shakib, the team also includes legendary West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle, Afghanistan’s Mujib Ur Rahman, Nurul Hasan Sohan and Touhid Hridoy. All in all, Shakib thinks that Barisal has formed a strong team this time. His comment, ‘Barisal is a great balance team in BPL. All teams are strong. But we want to win the title. I am happy if the team does well. Although I have no personal goals. ”
On the occasion, Shakib also spoke about Bangladesh’s historic Test win against New Zealand. “I am just happy with the way the year started,” he said. Every player of the team, coaching staff all have to give credit. Everyone has tried a lot. Since our previous year did not go well, this year is a big challenge for us. Since the beginning has been good, I hope we can do something good this year. ‘
Bangladesh has been in the international cricket arena for more than two decades. Shakib commented that the Tigers could not play a game like this year in such a long time. “Bangladesh rarely plays such good cricket,” he said. Many people think, especially your media that we have no player other than four or five. That has been proved wrong this time. If they (junior cricketers) are given this responsibility then they will do well too. ‘
Note that Bangladesh won the first Test by 6 wickets. New Zealand scored 326 in the first innings of the first match of the two-match Test series. In reply, Bangladesh’s first innings ended with 456 runs. Muminul Haque Bahini got a target of 40 runs for the victory when New Zealand scored 179 runs in the second innings. He lost 2 wickets and the Tigers overtook him.