Liton Das hopes to be consistent after scoring a career-defining century in the Asia Cup final
He continued his scintillating form in the domestic cricket as well scoring a superb double hundred.
Published - Oct 16, 2018 8:31 pm | Updated - Oct 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Liton Das scored a fantastic hundred, his maiden ODI century, in the recently concluded Asia Cup. The milestone hundred must’ve eased-up a lot of pressure on him and insecurity regarding his game. The general consensus is that he is one of the most talented batsmen in Bangladesh batting line-up, who has not fulfilled his potential and failed miserably in the international arena.
The 24-year old batsman made his international debut in 2015 but has failed to remain a regular member in the side. Having lost his opening spot in South Africa, Liton scored a timely half-century against the Windies; moreover, regular failures from other openers, paved his return in the 50-over format and he didn’t let the opportunity go waste this time.
Liton finishing Asia Cup on a high
His Asia Cup campaign was a meagre affair, until the final against the mighty Indian team. Liton Das scored 121 runs before getting stumped to Kuldeep Yadav and helped his team score a competitive total. With the first century out of the way, he now hopes to add more three-digit figures to his stats and look to cement his place in the side in all formats.
In an interview at the preparatory camp ahead of the home series against Zimbabwe at Mirpur, he said, “My first ODI hundred is very important. I was on the back foot for quite some time so for me it became imperative to perform. My main aim is to be consistent because when I play domestic cricket I scored quite consistently [but that was not the case at the international level]. Now I am looking forward to make ways so that I can perform consistently at international level.”
Taking one game at the time
The right-handed batsman also said,” I don’t think that way [that one innings will change my career]. Because for me each match is important. One match can have a lot of impact on someone’s career but you have to start from scratch in the next match. I believe cricket is a mental game and if your mind is clear you are bound to succeed.”
Bangladesh would hope that he can uplift his game after the powered packed performance and turn the tide of his as well as Bangladesh cricket in International circuit. “As I was not performing naturally there were doubts regarding my ability. After performing probably a lot of pressure was released so perhaps managed to play like that [for Rangpur],” he added according to Cricbuzz.
The fans would be eagerly waiting for the series against Zimbabwe to commence which starts on October 21. They would hope to see the fireworks from Liton and their team who are on a high after a brilliant show in the Asia Cup.
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