Shakib Al Hasan has expressed a desire to bat at No.3 in ODIs, ahead of the ICC CWC19. Cricket fans are waiting for thrilling performances of their favorite players in this year’s tournament. Now you can book Cricket World Cup Final tickets Online.
The 32-year-old has played at one down in 13 ODIs, scoring 492 runs at 41.00, which is advanced than his career average of 35.45. Shakib cited the increased number of chances that batting up the order would present, to make an influence with the bat.
“There was a time when I had to come on to the crease before the first 10 overs even if I batted at No.5. But now things have altered, I do not get a chance to bat before 35-40 overs if I bat at the No.5 place,” he said.
“For me, I think, the previous the better. So, personally speaking, I want to play at No.3. I have also spoken my wish to the coach and the skipper. But I don’t have any problem to play anywhere for the team.”
Shakib freshly experienced a renovation in his training routine to get in shape for a big summer. The all-rounder, who is now noticeably fitter and leaner than he was a couple of years ago, said that finding the incentive to work on his suitability was key to this reversal.
“Sometimes in your life, you need a kick. I have got the kick,” he said. “I won’t say how. That’s a secret. It has come in a way that has awakened me. I was fit up to 2011. After that, I didn’t get much chance to work on my fitness and I didn’t feel any push too. But I have got the kick now.”
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