Cricket: Shakib enjoying new top-order role

Published: September 15, 2012

“If I bat in the top order, I will get more chances to score runs and more chances to face balls.” PHOTO: AFP

Bangladesh captain Shakibal Hasan is relishing his new role at number three from his usual number five from where he tends to finish things off for his side.

“If I bat in the top order, I will get more chances to score runs and more chances to face balls,” said Shakib. “I am looking forward to batting at number three. There’ll be some tough situations but we know how to handle them. The boys have been playing for a year so they know how to handle pressure and if we can do this, we’ll win the matches.” Bangladesh have a poor record in World Twenty20s so far, but will be boosted by Tamim Iqbal’s resurgence as an opener in the shortest format.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2012.

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