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Squad Must Get Fit for World Cup: Shakib

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Squad Must Get Fit for World Cup: Shakib

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Bangladesh is gearing up for an exciting clash against Afghanistan in the first match of the highly anticipated two-match T20I series, set to begin tomorrow. However, amidst the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup, Bangladesh’s Test and T20I captain, Shakib Al Hasan, took the opportunity to address the pressing matters concerning the marquee event during the pre-match press conference held today.

Shakib emphasized the significance of having a well-rounded squad for the World Cup, highlighting the need for collective fitness alongside individual talent. He expressed his belief that relying solely on talent would not yield the desired outcomes in challenging assignments like the World Cup. “If we want to have a good result in the World Cup, not just the fast bowlers, I think all the 15-20 members in the squad need to be fit,” stated Shakib before the reporters in Sylhet on Thursday.

Acknowledging the team’s current strengths, Shakib expressed satisfaction with the contribution of every player in the bowling department. He emphasized the importance of every team member, including batsmen, fast bowlers, and spinners, making valuable contributions to the team’s success. Shakib firmly believed that when every player in the team contributes, it becomes easier to strategize and plan against any opposition. Additionally, he pointed out that teams nowadays tend to avoid providing pitches that heavily favor spinners or pacers, which he viewed as a significant advantage for Bangladesh.


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The cricketing calendar has become increasingly demanding, making it more challenging for players worldwide to maintain their fitness levels. While fast bowlers usually bear the brunt of injuries, forcing them to adapt their fitness routines, the recent emergence of Bangladesh’s pace-bowling unit has given the team management the luxury of fielding different combinations based on the conditions. However, Shakib expressed concern over the lack of depth in their fast-bowling options, suggesting that the rotation policy alone might not be sufficient.

“Obviously rotation policy is important but I won’t say we have a lot of options in our pace-bowling unit,” Shakib confessed. He continued, “If two players get injured then you might feel we don’t have enough bowlers. So it is important for the four-five pacers in our squad that they remain fit and play the [2023 ODI] World Cup properly.”

Shakib’s comments shed light on the delicate balance between talent, fitness, and squad depth that teams need to strike in order to achieve success in high-profile tournaments like the World Cup. The captain’s emphasis on collective fitness and the need for every squad member to contribute reflects the team’s determination to excel in the upcoming event.

As Bangladesh prepares to face Afghanistan in the thrilling T20I series, their focus extends beyond the immediate contest. With the ICC ODI World Cup on the horizon, Shakib’s words serve as a rallying cry for his teammates and a reminder of the challenges they must overcome to make their mark on the global stage. The team’s success will depend not only on the talent of individual players but also on their collective fitness, strategic planning, and the ability to adapt to ever-evolving cricketing conditions.


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