Mashrafe Mortaza reveals his master plan for Asia Cup final
Skipper Mortaza expects his team to handle their emotions well ahead of the Asia Cup final
Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza wants his side to control the feelings well ahead of the Asia Cup final on 28 September 2018.
Bangladesh knocked out Pakistan by 37 runs to seal a spot in the finals, and now they will be eyeing their maiden title when they meet India in the finals.
“We came through difficult situations like losing players due to injuries, but players have learnt a lot from it,” Mashrafe Mortaza said at the pre-match press conference.
“The win against Pakistan taught us a lot. I believe young players will learn that we must continue fighting till the last ball.”
“It was pretty difficult for us as we were playing without Tamim,” the skipper added.
“Shakib was also not completely fit, and we didn’t have Tamim from the first match. However, the good part is that the boys haven’t lost their confidence. They kept fighting, and as a result, we made it to the finals.”
“We are proud of our performances so far, but we need to handle our emotions before the final match,” he said.
Team India undoubtedly the best: Mortaza
“How we fight against India is important for us. They are the best team, undoubtedly,” he added.
“The moment Tamim entered with a fractured wrist against Sri Lanka as the last man for us to help Mushfiqur score those runs for the team, I had won my Asia Cup,” he said.
Bangladesh’s major concern so far has been their top-order who have failed to score runs so far. “First ten overs are easier for putting runs on the board rather than the ones between 10th and the 40th,” Mortaza said.
“You might see someone open for us who have never opened before. We are ready for everything; you should also be ready for everything else.”