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Mushfiq relishes underdogs tag

The Bangladesh candid aggregation accomplished beneath lights at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur for the aboriginal time back March and the wicketkeeper-batsman said arena at home adjoin India would be benign to them.

“We accept annihilation to lose. They (India) will be beneath burden as they are activity to comedy at our home,” said Mushfiqur while speaking to the media.

“We can comedy all out adjoin India. If we had played adjoin Ireland or Netherlands in our aboriginal game, the burden would be durably on us to win but now it is like us arena adjoin Zimbabwe. They [India] will be accepted to win.

“It won’t be accessible or too adamantine [playing at home]. If we anticipate of it as a player, it is an advantage to us. We are arena at home, in our own altitude and in advanced of our crowd,” he added.

In the amplitude of four years, Mushfiqur has become a chief able in the team, and is amid the six players to accept played in the 2007 World Cup. Probably he doesn’t attending like it but the Bogra lad’s contribution, abnormally with the bat, is important for the Tigers. “It is abundant that I’ve become a chief amateur in the team. I will achievement to use the acquaintance of the antecedent World Cup to acceptable effect,” he said.

Though his batting usually stands out, the 23-year-old said he was blessed with his job abaft the stumps. “Over the aftermost one year, I would say that I am accepting the best time with my wicket keeping. I am blessed to abide on what I accept been doing,” said Mushfiqur.

Unlike the wicketkeeper though, Nazmul Hossain was admiring to be allotment of the 15-member band as he had absent out on the antecedent occasion. “Definitely I’m happy. I absent out on the 2007 World Cup, I was a standby amateur then. I am as aflame as I was during my admission game,” said the Sylhet-born paceman.

“I am adequate my role actuality but yes, I do feel I was hardly afflicted with missing matches. Aftermost year I played a acceptable bold adjoin New Zealand but absent the abutting three due to a duke injury,” he added.

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