Bangladesh- Ireland Series

Bangladesh to bank on mental preparation ahead of Ireland series

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 20:58 রবিবার, 07 মে, 2023

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Bangladesh had only one proper training session ahead of the Ireland series after landing in England due to bad weather and their only warm-up game ahead of the three-match ODI series in Chelmsford got washed out due to rain.

In this circumstances Tiger captain Tamim Iqbal said they are preparing mentally ahead of the Super League series.

"Certain things are not in our control. We probably couldn't take the best preparation because of inclement weather but we are trying our best to prepare mentally. We will go to the [Essex County] ground tomorrow and let's see how we can prepare there. Now what we can do is to prepare ourselves mentally," Tamim said reporters on Sunday.

"You cannot predict the weather in England. Today it's cloudy, tomorrow it could be sunny. We don't know much about the pitch either. For now, we are looking at the past few games to gather information about the conditions. We will see the wicket tomorrow and decide the team combination," he added.

Bangladesh have been trying to set an aggressive lineup in ODIs with five genuine bowlers and six batters but according to the captain it can be change based on the conditions.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who won Player of the Series against India last year for his batting prowess, is likely to remain on the field at position seven.

"We have been trying a new combination featuring six batters and five genuine bowlers since the last series but based on the conditions it can be different. [Mehidy Hasan Miraz] is doing well with the bat, allowing us the luxury to pick an extra bowler,"

"The ground is small, the dimensions are very unique. We don't play on these type of grounds. So we will look at everything and then decide on the playing XI" he added.