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Tamim Iqbal unfazed by ‘world greatest’ Afghan spinners in ODI sequence

Tamim Iqbal unfazed by ‘world greatest’ Afghan spinners in ODI sequence

CHATTOGRAM: Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal shouldn’t be fazed by an Afghanistan spin assault he describes because the world’s greatest going into their one-day worldwide sequence beginning on Wednesday.

All three ODIs are in Chattogram on Wednesday, Friday, and Monday, adopted by two Twenty20s subsequent week in Mirpur.

The Afghan spin assault options Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi, however Tamim mentioned on Tuesday he likes Bangladesh’s probabilities.

“I am not willing to think and talk much about any particular bowler,” Tamim mentioned. “Probably they got the best spin attack in the world but we have played well against them, especially in the ODI format.

“We play the ODI format well always, and it will give us the edge.”

Bangladesh has overwhelmed Afghanistan in 5 out of their eight ODIs, although in T20s it has received solely two out of six.

Tamim added the trio can’t bowl all 50 overs, and his aspect must take benefit.

Bangladesh is second within the ODI Super League but it surely final performed an ODI final July towards Zimbabwe. Afghanistan is sixth, but it surely has performed half as many video games although received all of them towards Ireland and the Netherlands.

Afghanistan captain Hasmatullah Shahidi believes his spinners shall be key to profitable the sequence.

“We have a good spin bowling attack. On these Bangladeshi wickets, spin bowling is very good. I am confident of that. It is a good sign for us,” Shahidi mentioned.

He added that a few of his gamers’ Bangladesh Premier League expertise will hold them in good stead.

“BPL will help a lot. We have played a lot of one-day cricket in Bangladesh,” he said. “It will help us knowing the grounds and pitches.”

He also thinks having interim coach Stuart Law is beneficial for them as he previously coached Bangladesh.

“He (Law) knows about all the things – ground and pitches,” Shahidi said. “I am following his advice. It may make a difference.”

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