Bangladesh cricket team is now in Ireland to play the tri-series that starts today. Hosts Ireland, Bangladesh and West Indies will be held on May 17. Then Bangladesh will go to England from there to play the World Cup. In an exclusive interview with NTV, Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, speaking to the media in front of this mega player, said. He believes bowlers should take extra responsibility to do something good in English conditions. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman, among the pacers, suggested to bring an additional diversity along with a cutter, Tiger captain said. Tamim Iqbal, the best batsman in the world, will be doing a great job in this world's most prestigious show.
In an exclusive interview, Mashrafe said in the World Cup, Tamim and Tamim, one of the leading batsmen of the team, spoke differently about Mustafiz. Besides, there are chances of some team doing well in the World Cup – Bangladesh captain also told about his views.
Q: Will Tamim be the highest run-scorer in England's World Cup?
Mashrafe: Tamim, who is playing cricket now with the match, I think he has a very good chance. The 2015 World Cup did not make him very good, he scored only 95 runs in a match. Since then, he has changed his game and a lot more consistent now. I believe he is not only Bangladesh, if you list the best run-scorers in the World Cup then Tamim will be there, I believe.
Q: How can you do Mustafiz in English conditions?
Mashrafe: Condition is a big deal. The cutter would not be so effective here. The matches and cutters that will help, will undoubtedly play a bigger role in those matches. In whatever matches and cutters they will not get help, they have to work on something else.
Question: What is the party of this year's favorite?
Mashrafe: England is certainly the best, because they will play on their own soil. Australia are in a very good form now. Their pace bowling attack is very strong. There are South Africa, New Zealand. And from Asia, certainly we will talk about India. As they have two reverse spinners, Chahal and Kuldeep. These two diversity brought about a lot of bowling. And their batting is always good. Besides, the record in England is also very good in Pakistan. They were champions in the last Champions Trophy. So there are quite a few other favorites. But we also have the ability to do something good.