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Mahmudullah wants consistency for T20 WC success

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  • 11 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Mahmudullah wants consistency for T20 WC success
Bangladesh T20 skipper Mahmudullah is seen along with other officials during the trophy unveiling ceremony of the BCB Academy Cup 2021-22 on the BCB National Cricket Academy premises at SBNCS in the capital on Friday. – BCB PHOTO

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Bangladesh can achieve something really good in the upcoming edition of ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year if they can consistently improve their performances during their forthcoming T20I series, said T20 skipper Mahmudullah on Friday.

The Tigers had a disappointing campaign during the previous edition of the T20 World Cup that was held in UAE and Oman in October-November after they failed to win any of their five Super 12 matches.

Bangladesh had showcased similar poor performances in the 20-over global meet since the tournament’s inception and after beating West Indies in their opening match in 2007, the Tiger lost 23 consecutive matches on the main stage.

Bangladesh will get yet a chance to rectify their mistakes and change their tournament misfortune within a year as Australia are set to host the eighth edition from October 16 next year in which the Tigers will start playing from the Super 12 stage.

The Tigers will take part in a few domestic and international T20 series ahead of the World Cup next year and Mahmudullah feels that their performance in Australia will mostly depend on how they perform in those series.

“It (their chance) depends on how good T20 cricket we are playing. We still have to go a long way. I personally believe that the condition in Australia is really good. There will be true bounce and pace.  Now it’s up to us how we can handle this,” Mahmudullah told reporters in Mirpur during a trophy unveiling ceremony of the BCB Academy Cup.

“As I said from the beginning, our batting unit has to play really well. I think our bowling unit has been consistently doing well. There are some small things and if we can improve consistently in every series, we will be able to achieve something really good (in the World Cup),” he added.

Mahmudullah, who represented the Tigers in the highest number of T20I matches, also claimed the format as one of the toughest but was hopeful that his side would be more consistent in the coming days in the shortest format.

“I personally think T20 is probably one of the toughest formats. The asking rate is much higher all the time. There is pressure, there is expectation. Sometimes we do well and sometimes we fail. If we play consistent cricket, whether it is our result or performance, then the faith in us will also be increased,” he concluded.