|| CF Correspondent ||
Rangpur Rangers English batsman Tom Abell is hoping against hope to go into the play-off in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League.
Rangers are currently placed in the sixth position and need to win both their matches while that will not be enough for them as other games need to go their way.
‘’From a team point of view it’s been a little frustrating. We had a bad start in the competition. Now we have to win two games well and hope for the other results to go away,’’ Abell told Cricfrenzy on Monday.
‘’For myself first experience in Bangladesh has been great. We got a really good team. Met some really good people as well it was a big learning place for me,’’ he said.
Abell added that the inclusion of Watson changed the spirit of their team.
‘’Watson is obviously one of the best T20 players in the world and I think that’s gonna give any team a big boost. From what brings a great boost to the squad as a captain as well. It gives everyone a little bit more confidence having him in top of the order. So yeah fortunes have changed since his arrival,’’ said Abell.
Abell added that he is in love with Naim Sheikh’s batting as he feels that he have the ability to go a long way.
‘’Naim is a very talented lad. Probably the standout batsman in this competition,’’ said Abell.
‘’He obviously played some really good innings against India. Huge talent a great player at the top of the order. Hopefully, he can go from strength to strength and make a permanent place in the Bangladesh dressing room as well,’’ he said.
Abell added that their bowlers did a good job but failed due to their batting.
‘’They are very quality bowlers. We have got a really good bowling attack,’’ said Abell.
‘’Our batting hasn’t fired in this tournament. They are fantastic bowlers,’’ he concluded.