Miraz braces for two challenges in BBPL
Published: 09:32 PM, 10 December 2019
Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz is ready to embrace the two challenges in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) as he got by stating that he has strong confidence to overcome those.
The number one challenge for the off-spinner cum handy lower middle-order batsman is to settle him in Khulna Tigers squad after his three years stint with Rajshahi in BPL and another is to perform up to the mark to take him in the selection radar for the T20 squad.
Miraz though has been a regular feature in Test and ODI cricket, of late he was dropped from the T20 squad and therefore the BBPL turns out to be important for him to showcase his mettle in the shortest format of the game.
“Khulna Tigers is a new team for me. In the last three years, I played for Rajshahi. Obviously it will be challenging [to settle me] and I have to play well because there will be huge expectations on me. So, I will try to give my best,” he said here today.
“I was raised as a cricket from Khulna and now I’m playing for Khulna. This is another reason that there will be huge expectation on me.”
He continued: “I think every match in the BBPL is important for me. If I can play well here, it will be easier for me to get into the national team. So, I’m indeed here to challenge myself to play well. There is World T20 ahead. Everyone knows, if he can play well here, it will be easier for him to get into World Cup bound squad. That’s why it’s a challenge to perform well here.”
Miraz expected that he would get personally a good support from the Khulna fans because he himself is a cricketer from Khulna.
“As I said earlier in the last three years, I played for Rajshahi and the franchise was really sincere to me. But Khulna is my division. As I will play for Khulna, I think I personally will get huge support from the Khulna people,” he remarked.
The 23-year old all-rounder said their one and only target is to be champions in the tournament and they are reluctant to compromise with that ambition.
“Every team has the dream to be champions. We are no exception. We will play to lift the trophy, no doubt about it. We have got a balanced team… We have got some good players in every department and in every position. We have also some senior cricketers, whose experience would be handy for us,” Miraz said.