Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said on Saturday that they have to play out of the box to do well in the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup.
Going through the Fortune Barishal squad one thing look apparent and that is lack of experience as there is no other seasoned campaigner in the squad apart from Tamim who can handle the pressure of T20 cricket with ease.
Apart from Tamim, Barishal have pacer Taskin Ahmed, who was in terrific rhythm during the BCB President's Cup. The tall pacer seems to grow as a bowler, which will surely help Barishal in the tournament and bolster their pace bowling unit with also features Abu Jayed and Kamrul Islam Rabbi.
The promising Afif Hossain, off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz and leggie Aminul Islam Biplob also feature, as well as batsman Saif Hasan. Apart from them Barishal will bank on Irfan Sukkor, Tawhid Ridoy and alongside Mahidul Ankon and Pervez Emon from the Under-19 side.
"The team we have, if we want to be successful then we would need to play out-of-the-box cricket,’’ Tamim told reporters on Wednesday as all teams started their preparation for the upcoming tournament.
‘’It would be difficult for us if we play according to a normal set of plans. If a few players, who the other teams are not even considering playing good cricket, play well then we can achieve something," he said adding that he admits making blunder in the player’s draft.
"There is no doubt that we [Barishal] made a blunder during the players' draft. But cricket is an unpredictable game. Some players who we are not even considering [as game changers] and thinking about can end up doing great for the team. Even in the [BCB] President's Cup, some of the most talked-about players were the ones who we did not even imagine playing well before the start of that tournament," he said.