Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah on Wednesday said a T20 series win against hosts India will be a “big boost” for Bangladesh cricket in the wake of recent setbacks, including the ban on star player Shakib-Al-Hasan.
“If you concentrate on the recent (developments), whatever is going on in Bangladesh cricket, a series win will be a big boost for Bangladesh cricket and also a big boost for the Bangladesh cricket team,” Mahmudullah said.
“And hopefully as I have mentioned, today we have to play good cricket to beat India because we know that they are a good side at home and across the world, so we have to on our top from the first ball,” he said. The captain thinks this is Bangladesh’s best chance to win a T20 series against India.
“Obviously, I think, it is a great-great opportunity especially when you have already won the first game in the series, so it’s a great opportunity and I think boys are feeling energetic about it and hopefully we can put up a good show tomorrow,” he added.
He said winning against India in India would be a big achievement.