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Can Beximco Dhaka leave behind their disappointment against Gazi Chattogram





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Gazi Chattogram is eyeing to make a perfect start as they are all set to begin their campaign in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup by taking on Beximco Dhaka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday.

Dhaka lost the opening game to Rajshahi by two runs.

Dhaka’s skipper Mushfiqur Rahim insisted after the loss that they need to bowl better while the batsmen need to stay till the end if they want to earn success in the remaining matches of the tournament

“I think we did not do very well in bowling. I don’t think we started well, we did well in the middle and then Sohan and Mahedi batted well in the end. I think our bowlers could not bowl according to their own plan,” he added.

“It was important to prolong the innings but we couldn’t do that, which was another reason of our defeat. Me, Akbar and Naim were set in the crease but we couldn’t capitalize on it,” he said.

“The match was in our hands but they bowled well at the end. Me and Akbar got dismissed at the crucial time and it is difficult for a new batsman to hit from the beginning in this kind of wicket,” he remarked.

Chattogram skipper Mohammad Mithun said that they are confident that they are capable of beating any side on their day while added that now they need to play according to their potential.

‘’I am very happy with the side. We are a very balanced side and now we need to perform in the middle,’’ said Mithun who is expecting high-score affair at SBNS.

‘’I think the wicket is good and if it remain that way we can expect high scoring matches,’’ he said.

Mithun, whose appointment as captain was nothing short of a surprise, said that he wants to go match by match in the tournament while added that the way turned out in the opening day only suggest there is no pre-tournament favourites.

‘’I am privileged to lead the side but I want to go match by match,’’ he said,

‘’The way thing turned around in the middle yesterday only proves that you need to perform in the middle no matter which team is how strong on pen and paper,’’ he said.