Younger members of the Bangladesh national cricket team are eager to prove their mettle in the T20 World Cup which is set to begin on October 17 in Oman.
Bangladesh has six members in the squad who are set to play their maiden World Cup in this event. Three of them have talked to UNB before their scheduled departure for Oman where Bangladesh will play their first-round matches.
In the first round of the World Cup, Bangladesh will take on Scotland, Oman, and Papua New Guinea in Group B. If the Tigers can finish as the champions of Group B, they’ll join Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and A 1 (Champions of Group A in the first round).
Shoriful Islam, the youngest bowling member of the Bangladesh team, said he can’t wait to hit the ground and do well in the World Cup.
“This is my first World Cup with the senior side which makes me so excited,” Shoriful told to UNB.
“I’m confident of making this World Cup a memorable event. But I need to be selected to playing XI first. If I get a chance I’ll give my hundred per cent to do well. My initial goal will be to not concede many runs, and the wickets will come along the way.”
Since his T20I debut earlier this year, Shoriful played a total of 11 matches so far and bagged 17 wickets with the best figures of taking three wickets for 33 runs.
Like the young left-handed pacer, another left-handed bowler Nasum Ahmed is also upbeat to prove his worth. He has recently performed well when Bangladesh beat Australia and New Zealand in two consecutive home series.