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‘Wicket-keeper’ Mushfiq makes Shakib’s life easier



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Tigers' T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan stated that ‘wicket-keeper’ Mushfiqur Rahim makes his life easier during a match as it is known that Mushfiq will return behind the stumps in the Asia Cup.

On 11 March 2020, Mushfiqur last played as a wicketkeeper-batter in a T20 against Zimbabwe at Mirpur.

"As far as wicketkeeping is concerned, if he does that, my life will be much easier. Time is very short in T20. I can't concentrate on every fielder from my position, he can help me in this regard and change fielding angles very easily," Shakib said.

Shakib also said that Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah Riyad are crucial members of Bangladesh's T20 squad as the latter pair are well aware of their obligations and are cognizant of their upcoming obstacles.

"The fact is that they are two very important parts of this system. They are aware of it, they know what the responsibility is, and they know what their challenges are. They know exactly what situation they are in. I have nothing different to say here. After playing for so long, they are well aware of the whole situation. We also know what we expect from them which I said is a very important part of the team," said Shakib.

Shakib believes the players are well aware of their responsibilities and do not need to be taught the fundamentals because they have been playing international cricket for some time.

"Everyone has played a lot of cricket and those who play international cricket have their own ideas on how to win the games. I think everyone will try from their place. There is nothing special to say about it. We are not students of class four-five who have to be taught the basics. We are not really there," Shakib concluded.