Shakib Tired After IPL But Available For Scotland Game: Mahmudullah

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Shakib Tired After IPL But Available For Scotland Game: MahmudullahShakib has joined the Bangladesh squad after his IPL final appearance

Shakib Al Hasan, fresh from Kolkata Knight Riders' appearance in the IPL final on October 15, is “tired” but available for Bangladesh's first match against Scotland in the T20 WC, confirmed captain Mahmudullah.

”Shakib is available. Probably he is a bit tired after coming back from the IPL but he is there with us,” Mahmudullah said.

Bangladesh, admittedly missing their full-strength squad, lost both their warm-up games but the captain said that he's not worried about the warm-up losses but is only focused in the upcoming games for now.

Bangladesh batsmen failed to get going in the practice games, finishing with scores of 147-7 and 144 all-out against Sri Lanka and Ireland respectively. They eventually lost both the matches, by four wickets and by 33 runs.

”I am not bothered what others are saying and I feel as a team we have the ability. We are not bothered about the practice games as we missed few players and now we know what we have to do,” Mahmudullah told reporters ahead of their opening encounter against Scotland. ”We will play hard cricket and if we can play to our potential result will take care of itself. We have to cross a few barriers and we want to go step by step and I hope if we can play good cricket tomorrow we can go a long way.”

Mahmudullah added that he has full faith in Mushfiqur Rahim's form and feels that he just need to have one good match to regain his touch. Mushfiqur, who failed to make him available against Australia at home for failing to report before the bio-bubble deadline, managed to scored 39 runs in the five-match T20 home series against New Zealand. Furthermore, he scored 0, 13 and 4 respectively against Oman A, Sri Lanka and Ireland.

”We are not concerned about Mushfiqur form and he will come back. He just needs one good innings to regain his form and it might be tomorrow. We all know about his capability and we fully back him.”

In Group A, Bangladesh are slotted alongside Scotland, Oman and Papua New Guinea, and looks like they are well-placed to qualify to the Super 12 of the T20 WC.

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