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Shakib: Team performance is more important


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Premier all-rounder Shakib al Hasan value team performance more than individual achievement. The all-rounder also stated he is more concerned to contribute to the team's victory in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

The southpaw played a vital role for Bangladesh in the 2019 T20 world, he was the third-highest run-getter of the event with 606 runs and scalped 10 wickets.

“The most important thing to me is how much I can contribute to the team, how much I can contribute to the team’s victory. My focus has always been like this and will forever stay like this. There is no change in it. Even if I’m scoring fewer runs, getting wickets, I will be happy. At this stage of career, team performance is more important,” said Shakib.

Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib are all set to take part in the second phase of IPL in the UAE. He believes taking part in the IPL will benefit them and correspondently to the team.

"I hope it will help. Since we will be there, we will get to examine the condition, we will also play matches. We will be able to share this experience with the team,” he added.

Shakib believes when the team wins, they breed more confidence although he was disappointed with the low, sluggish wickets in the recently concluded New Zealand series.

"We will leave 15-16 days before the start of the World Cup, there will be enough time to prepare. We will get enough time to adapt to conditions and pitch. I don't think the pitch condition will have much effect there. Our winning mentality has been created. We can go to the World Cup with confidence,” he added.