Tamim XI considers tomorrow’s match as final...

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Tamim XI considers tomorrow’s match as final

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:55 PM, 18 October 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Tamim XI’s young pacer Shoriful Islam insisted that they should come all guns blazing as their return leg match against Mahmudullah XI will be more crucial than the final.

The match starts at 1:30 pm on Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. While a victory would help Tamim XI qualify for the final straightway, Mahmudullah XI’s chance to move to the final will be ruined in case of a defeat. Therefore, a high voltage clash is expected.

Shoriful said, “Monday’s match is more important than the final. If we win, we can go to the final. If not, what will happen next cannot be said. Therefore, tomorrow’s match is more important. We will play the match like the final.”

Mahmudullah XI was in a cornered situation after losing two in their three matches. They started the tournament with a four-wicket defeat to Nazmul XI before bouncing back in style, beating Tamim XI by five wickets. However, they were crushed by Nazmul XI in the return leg match by 131 runs, a defeat that also spoiled the condition of their run rate.

Tamim XI meanwhile played two matches, losing one and winning one. They conceded a five-wicket defeat to Mahmudullah XI but clawed their way back into the tournament with a 42-run win over Nazmul XI.

Shoriful however has been in superb form after claiming 4-37 in the last game against Nazmul XI. He wants to make the same impact in tomorrow’s match.