Nidahas Trophy: Chance of Bangladesh to impress again, says Sanjay Manjrekar | Cricket News
NEW DELHI: Forward of subsequent month’s Nidahas Trophy tri-series that includes India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, former India batsman turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar stated that the event is one other alternative for Bangladesh to maintain enhancing within the worldwide circuit. Among the many three Asian groups, Manjrekar known as Bangaldesh the ‘second-strongest’ staff after India.
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“The Nidahas trophy provides Bangladesh one other likelihood to point out its wares to the most important cricket viewership on the earth – India. Because the years have passed by, Bangladesh has slowly turn into a stronger power, this has so much to do with the enhancing bodily energy and health and naturally self-confidence of their gamers,” Manjrekar, who performed 37 Assessments and 74 ODIs for India, wrote in his column for TOI.
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“It nonetheless has an extended method to go to make a mark abroad, however then India too was no completely different on this regard. I see Bangladesh because the second strongest staff on this triangular and in Shakib and Mustafizur, they’ve two world-class gamers and recreation changers and so they aren’t the one ones, even Tamim Iqbal when in full move may be fairly particular.”
Bangladesh did nicely within the tri-series final month that includes Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, the place they registered wins in opposition to each the groups, however misplaced to Sri Lanka within the ultimate. In line with Manjrekar, the eagerness for cricket in Bangladesh locations the nation a notch above the remainder, and this issue will assist Bangladesh go a great distance when it comes to efficiency in worldwide cricket.
“The rise of Bangladesh is such nice information. Cricket is a particularly well-liked sport there, extra well-liked than it’s in India really. Prefer it was in India a number of years again, Bangladesh is at present a one-sport nation. Bangladeshi gamers are large stars of their house land. You see large billboards of them endorsing numerous merchandise in Dhaka,” Manjrekar stated.
“This phenomenon conjures up and brings younger expertise into the sport like no refined academy can. As a result of it’s largely a poor nation, thousands and thousands of straightforward, younger children will take up cricket as a severe occupation, simply in order that they’ll turn into well-known and wealthy like their idols Shakib and Mustafizur.”
Manjrekar additionally stated that he would like to see Mashrafe Mortaza return to guide the facet. Mortaza introduced his retirement from worldwide T20s in February final yr however continued to guide Bangladesh in one-day internationals. Bangladesh cricket board president Nazmul Hasan had stated that Bangladesh will welcome former captain Mashrafe Mortaza again into the nationwide Twenty20 facet if he decides to return out of retirement.
“Let’s hope that Mashrafe Mortaza returns to guide Bangladesh in T20s, he’s a powerful tactician. Good management all the time performs a key position in an rising staff when it is in search of world acclaim,” stated Manjrekar.