MENTALITY OVER FORM
Since his blazing maiden hundred towards India within the Asia Cup closing, Liton simply managed to attain one half-century within the subsequent six matches. © Getty
Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has backed out-of-form Liton Kumar Das forward of in-form Anamul Haque for the upcoming World Cup in England. Anamul scored three successive centuries within the ongoing Dhaka Premier League to strengthen his case simply at a time Liton, who had three runs to point out within the three-match ODI collection towards New Zealand, is struggling to make one for himself.
“Really I’m not too involved concerning the Dhaka League as a result of I’ve seen many occasions that gamers who hit tons in DPL undergo within the worldwide enviornment,” Mortaza informed reporters on Tuesday (March 26). ”We already have the proof of what sort of a participant Liton is. I’m speaking concerning the Asia Cup Ultimate. I feel he generally is a destroyer. He has this potential. The batting coach can be working with him.
Since his blazing maiden hundred towards India within the Asia Cup closing, Liton simply managed to attain one half-century within the subsequent six matches. He made four, 83 and zero towards Zimbabwe at residence and his lean patch continued towards Windies as effectively within the following collection the place he managed 41, eight and 23. However Mortaza feels that type is not the one factor that must be thought-about earlier than an engrossing match just like the World Cup.
“I feel mentality is crucial issue,” Mortaza stated. “It’s critical for gamers to know if they’re mentally ready or not. I imagine the World Cup is a psychological match. You may battle there even if you happen to get 5-6 wickets right here. In order a participant it’s essential to arrange mentally.”
Mortaza tried to revive Anamul’s profession in 2018 after he introduced him again to the ODI set-up for the primary time since 2015, when he pressed the selectors to select Anamul towards Zimbabwe in a bid to seek out the best companion for Tamim within the Champions Trophy however the right-handed opener did not impress within the following six ODIs earlier than being finally dropped.
However after Anamul’s three consecutive DPL centuries lately, there was a buzz to at the very least contemplate him within the 15-member squad for World Cup given his rival Liton didn’t present any type of consistency. Reflecting on it, Mortaza stated: ”I’m positively not the a part of the choice course of. I’ve cleared it earlier than and likewise clearing now once more. Staff choice is just not my half.
”It’s not vital that every one the 15 males will carry out effectively. Our essential focus would be the Eire collection and the World Cup. Senior cricketers like me and others battle in worldwide cricket even after getting wickets right here (at residence). Then again, a few of us performed effectively even when we did not carry out right here.
”So I can say that there’s a big distinction between these two locations. For that reason, I’m telling that the gamers who can put together mentally get an enormous benefit and plenty of issues rely on them,” Mortaza added.