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Salahuddin: We have to play with Shakib's mind in BPL final


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Comilla Victorians head coach Mohammad Salahuddin remarked Shakib al Hasan as the strength of Fortune Barishal, coach feels that his side has to play with Shakib’s mind to win the final clash of BPL.

Shakib has been passing a surreal season in this year’s BPL, coach Salahuddin thinks Shakib's smooth captaincy lifted Barisal's performance.

“I think the strength of Barishal is Shakib Al Hasan. We have to play with Shakib's mind. His captaincy is going well and giving his best. Especially their bowling department because they have defended very few runs in four or five matches,” said Salahuddin.

Salahuddin believes that it is possible to win the match if they can alter Shakib's plan.

"It’s clear that Barishal is moving with plans. That’s why I said we have to play with Shakib's mind. Most of the batters don’t understand Shakib’s tricks. If the batters can overcome then we have a chance to win,” he said.

“One thing that was good in this year's BPL was that there were no runs in a few matches, but the wickets were very good throughout the tournament. That's a good thing. This year has seen a lot of runs on the wicket. Usually, the batsmen will get the benefit here,” he added.

Two-times champions will play against Shakib's Barishal in the BPL final on February 18 at the Sher e Bangla National Stadium.