Mashrafe Mortaza promises to back Fazle Mahmud despite duck on debut

Bangladesh will try to gain its winning momentum while still testing some new faces in the ODI series against Zimbabwe, according to their captain Mashrafe Mortaza. of his second match in Chittagong. "Fazle Mahmud, who debuted in the first ODI, continued to have Mashrafe's backing even though the opener scored a duck in the first game.

" We have to be clinical and find a way to win by testing some guys "Mashrafe said at his press conference on Tuesday." Players like [Nazmul Hossain] Shanto, Ariful [Haque] and Abu Hider also deserve to play. But I must also consider that this is the decisive game of the series.

"I still think that [Fazle] should have another game, it is difficult to judge a player based on a game, nor can you blame him for coming out to that delivery, we have supported many players in the recent past, but we can not give ourselves many opportunities before he acts, but we will try to give him the best opportunity. "

Bangladesh won the first game for 28 races with Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin and Mohammad Mithun leading the way with the bat, a welcome change from the usual artists like Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.

But victory was not easy. Imrul and Saifuddin had to join a 127-race run in seventh place after Bangladesh lost its way downtown. Fazle was one of those fired early, undone by a short ball by Tendai Chatara that became big on him and took the outside edge. However, Mashrafe felt that not only Fazle, but any newcomer from Bangladesh to the international stage, needs a little time to adapt to the fliers that come with the standards of first level cricket.

"First, it is the presence of the camera, there is automatic pressure when a player knows that the game is being televised," Mashrafe said. "There is also the local audience, and of course our social networks that also play a role.

"The press, colleagues and family are also there, but all these things do not really matter at the domestic level. Nobody bothers to discover it. So it's a big difference. "

Fazle was the fourth ODI debutant in Bangladesh this year, with Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam and Hider making their Asia Cup debut, the absence of Shakib and Tamim would encourage Bangladesh to try more experiments, especially if the youngest players have a bad day, but as Saifuddin showed in the first game with his half century, a good start solves problems both big and small, something that Bangladesh wants to do without them to complete the victory of the series on Zimbabwe and move towards the 2019 World Cup.


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