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Bangladesh-New Zealand Series

Criticisms do not affect my performance, says Litton



ছবি : Litton Das, Cricfrenzy

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Bangladesh's interim captain Litton Das said he is not bothered by social media criticism and that it never affected his performance.

Litton will lead the side as Shakib Al Hasan along with others were rested from the series for workload management ahead of the World Cup.

“There is no opportunity to watch so many games on social media, everyone tries to spend time with their family. Criticisms do not affect my performance,” Litton said in the press conference.

Litton struggling with poor form and his recent performance in the Asia Cup was a huge disappointment but he vowed to make a comeback soon.

“I am trying, practicing, to find out how I can find my form back. I hope to make a comeback soon. Not a matter of confidence. Practicing, let's see what I can do,” he added.

Litton said he would like experienced duo Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad to play freely and enjoy their game.

“Obviously it helps a lot when you have two senior players in the side. They will be returning after a long layoff. I do not want to put any kind of pressure on them. They should enjoy their game. In fact, the chances of success really increase when every player enjoys their game," Liton added.

"I do not want to talk about roles as it would depend on the situation. If we lose wickets early, and then Riyad bhai arrives at the crease with around 30-35 overs left then he will play like he always does. I don't really need to specify how he needs to play as he is mature enough to know the role,”

Bangladesh will play the first ODI against New Zealand on September 21, followed by the next two ODIs played on 23rd and 26 September respectively.

The Bangladesh team however will board India flight to play the World Cup, a day after the completion of the series.