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BANGLADESH: A force in the making

Mortaza, Rahim, Shakib, Tamim, Bangladesh, World T20
Mortaza’s men have come through to the Super 10 unscathed thrashing the rest of their opponents in the qualifier round on their way to the main event.

Having come real close in the Asia Cup, outclassing their much fancies rivals Pakistan and Sri Lanka – Bangladesh fell at the final hurdle to a rampant India. However, since – Mortaza’s men have come through to the Super 10 unscathed thrashing the rest of their opponents in the qualifier round on their way to the main event.

With Pakistan set for their opener on Wednesday, this Bangladesh side will fancy themselves to beat Afridi’s men and make a serious challenge for a place in the final 4.

IQBAL & SHAKIB PROVIDE TITLE HOPE

For starters Tamim Iqbal has been in the form of his life playing match-winning knocks with a sense of assurance. The 26 year-old is proving to be one of Asia’s most dynamic top-order batsmen, having notched up 5 scores over 45 in his last 10 T20 games alongside Soumya Sarkar his fellow opener.

The likes of Sabbir Rahman and Mushfiqar Rahim make up a solid middle order possessing the ability to accelerate the run scoring with ease. The duo are then followed by one of the most dynamic all-rounders in the game today – Shakib Al Hassan. Shakib can turn on the screws with bat and ball in hand – and Mortaza will be hoping his lethal weapon will come to the party when it matters this time around.

With Mahmadullah and skipper Mortaza making up the lower-order, this unit is capable of putting up big runs on the scoreboard.

YOUNG BOWLING ATTACK LEADS THE WAY

A young Bangladeshi bowling unit comprising of 20 year-old pacer Taskin Ahmed and Al-Amin Hossain have been leading the way with some tight bowling at the top. The duo have the ability to keep a check on the flow of runs, while providing key breakthroughs early on. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has an uncanny way of turning the screws on the opposition bowling in tandem with Shakib Al Hasan. Mahmudullah fills the role of 5th bowler with aplomb, with the likes of Mustafizur Rahman and Arafat Sunny hoping to get a look in.

Clearly, this Bangladeshi side has come off age and are looking to shake off the ‘emerging power’ tag and take this ICC World T20 by storm as dark horses.

 

 

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