Bangladesh need to move on after losing to Afghanistan, Mahmadullah Riyad
After losing to Afghanistan in the T20I tri-national series match, Mahmudullah Riyad, all-round Bangladesh, said Friday that Bangladesh needs to concentrate on the remaining matches of the series and try to move on.
“We need to focus on our next game. They ranked higher than us, and we must take that into account,” Said Mahmudullah, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“In recent times, the results do not go our way. We lost the Test match, we lost to Sri Lanka, and the last T20 match too. Our next step will be to continue dominance and achieve equal or even better performance to win against Afghanistan, which would give us more confidence and help us have a moral boost before the final,” he added.
Bangladesh recently lost to Afghanistan in the one-time event in Chittagong by 224-runs. In the three-nation series against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, Bangladesh won both games against Zimbabwe but faced defeat at the hands of Afghanistan.
The 33-year-old multifaceted player said the team is capable of hitting skills as they lack players like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, who can score runs at a higher pace.
“I think we’re better able to hit skills than hit power. We could use power only when we’re at the crease. There’s no Chris Gayle and Andre Russell on the Bangladesh team. We’re more focused on skill- hitting,” Mahmudullah said.
Bangladesh will play Afghanistan in the upcoming match of the T20I tri-national series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.