Ever since touchdown in Mumbai, the Bangladesh cricketers have struggled to adapt to the sweltering situations. With the temperature hovering as much as 35 levels, the gamers from the neighbouring nation have been attempting to remain hydrated as a lot as doable, main as much as its must-win World Cup outing in opposition to South Africa.
“We want to rest and hydrate, take care of ourselves. We saw England and South Africa suffer in this weather. We are used to hot weather but it won’t be easy for us. The weather will treat both teams equally,” stated Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan.
ODI World Cup 2023: Shakib toils in nets in sweltering situations forward of essential match vs South Africa
In its final outing in opposition to England, South African batter Heinrich Klaasen, too, struggled in such situations. By his personal admission, it felt as if he was within the ‘sauna’, inhaling sizzling air. Shakib, too, shared the same opinion. “Humidity is the major problem. No matter how much water you drink, you still lose fluid from your body. You get tired quickly. You can get cramps.”
Hathurusinghe skips coaching session
On Sunday, because the group educated, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe skipped the session as he was ‘not feeling well’, and gamers, too, took frequent drinks breaks to remain hydrated.
Despite a profitable begin, Bangladesh hasn’t appeared too threatening within the World Cup up to now, however Shakib nonetheless harbours the dream of creating it to the semifinals.
“We still harbour the dream. Other teams are helping us also, so if we can help ourselves, it can happen. We still have the chance on paper. Let’s finish this campaign first and then you can whole-heartedly feel disappointed,” Shakib instructed reporters.
Appearing for his first press convention of the event, the captain additionally regretted lacking out on a recreation in opposition to India.
“I regret missing a World Cup match for the first time. I really don’t think there’s any need to motivate players in the World Cup. Everyone is well motivated and trying hard. We have had some individual performances, so if we can pool it together, we can have a good result,” he stated.
Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed has been dominated out of the sport in opposition to South Africa, however Shakib had hopes from others.
“Taskin is not available for tomorrow’s game. He will be available after tomorrow’s game. He has a shoulder issue that he has had for the last two games. The doctor decided a bit of rest would get him fit for the last four games. We don’t want to lose him for the tournament, as he is an important member of this side,” he stated.
“The pacers probably haven’t done well in all four games, in terms of partnerships or their bowling figures. I am not too disappointed, as I felt they did well, but they were slightly unlucky. I think the whole team has to take a step up.”
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com