Bangla cricket benefitting from healthy competition: Haque
Bangladesh opener Anamul Haque has welcomed the healthy competition among squad members for a place in the playing 11, insisting it will only enhance the performance of their cricket team.
Bangladesh has witnessed an upward curve in their performance in recent times, reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in March. They lost against India in their maiden last-eight appearance at the marquee tournament.
They then whitewashed sub-continental rivals Pakistan in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and also won the only Twenty20 International. They lost the two-match Test series 0-1 but not before putting up a strong fight. “I am really glad to see the team doing so well. There is a lot of competition for places, which is really great. It is exciting for me to see how our team has matured over the last few months. I am looking forward to <g data-gr-id="19">contribute</g> with my skills and help maintain the great work that we are doing as a team,” Haque was quoted as saying by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) website on Thursday.
Haque was sidelined with a dislocated shoulder against Scotland after featuring in his team’s first three World Cup matches. Since then, he has proved his match fitness, appearing for his zonal team, scoring heavily in <g data-gr-id="17">domestic</g> circuit to earn a place in the squad for India series.