Little Mushfiqur ready for big job

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The Bangladeshi Tigers admit they have a huge job ahead of them if they are to defeat the West Indies in Tuesday’s T20 International. The match at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium signals the start of the series between the two teams – which will also feature three ODIs and two Test matches.

It will no doubt be a huge challenge for the Tigers when they play the shortest version of the game after a gap of almost one and a half years, and after five years at home.

The main focus for the home side will be on new captain Mushfiqur Rahim who is going to make his debut at the helm, while for Stuart Law it will be his first real test as head coach. The team’s leading players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have both been stripped of the posts of captain and vice-captain following the disastrous tour of Zimbabwe.

“I have already passed messages to everyone. I got good feedback from them (teammates). You'll see the results in the coming days. But the bottom line is you have to prove your worth on the field,” said Mushfiqur. “Of course there's a change. If you can handle every situation, you can be successful. I was mentally prepared so hopefully there won't be a problem.”

The small wicket-keeper added: “We couldn’t get the results we expected during the last tour. I want the team to perform as a unit. The difference that I want to create is finding positive results.”

The one-off T20 International bowls off at 5 pm (7 am Eastern Caribbean Time/6 am Jamaica Time).

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 16:53