Shakib wants Mahmudullah to be match winner in WC quarterfinal against India
Bangladesh seem to be in great spirit. They have defied the reasoning and have entered the quarterfinals of the ongoing World Cup 2015. After beating England, who were thought to be among the best before the beginning of the ICC World Cup 2015, the Bangla lions are on the seventh heavens.
But they are going to be tested, and tested badly in their quarter final match that is going to be against India.
Indian side is in great spirit at the moment. They have remained unbeaten thus far. In the meantime Bangladesh stand-in skipper Shakib Al Hasan said that he hoped in-form batsman Mahmudullah continue his scintillating form during their crunch World Cup quarterfinal tie against defending champions India in Melbourne on March 19.
There is no denying the fact that he has emerged as their batting mainstay. Mahmudullah smacked his second consecutive hundred with a 123-ball 128 in their three-wicket loss to co-hosts New Zealand on Friday. Reflecting on Mahmudullah’s performance, Shakib said that the all-rounder needs to continue his form, adding that he was in great touch so hopefully he could contribute with bat and ball, the Dawn reported.
The loss against the hosts was a blow for them. In light of his team’s three-wicket defeat to New Zealand, Shakib said that he thought they played really well, the way they batted was good and they bowled well too and kept it tight, adding that they could take a lot of positives from the game and hopefully they could take that into the quarterfinals.