Sabbir Rahman confident of good show in Champions Trophy 2017
“By playing in the national team for last couple of years, I have gained some confidence, and now I want them to put into effect," he quoted.
Published - Apr 24, 2017 2:14 pm | Updated - Apr 24, 2017 2:14 pm
Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman is confident about his team’s prospects in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy this year. The middle-order batsman has been the find for the national side in the last couple of years. Rahman, who is renowned for his big hitting ability, is keen on making a mark in the mega ICC event coming up. Bangladesh will be taking on the hosts England in the first game of the tournament on June 1.
As per the recent quotes in Bdcrictime.com, Sabbir Rahman spoke at length about the preparations he is undergoing for the tournament. He noted that he is taking one match at a time. The venues or the conditions do not bother him much. It is the confidence of doing well in one match that he carries forward in the next game that is in hand for him. He is not keen on changing his approach.
“Actually every single match is quite important for me. It doesn’t matter where I am playing, who I am playing for. If I get runs in one match, that makes me confident for the next match as well. Generally I don’t do anything pre-planned. I like to play on match-by-match, and my approach will remain all the same this time as well. And this is how I am now preparing,” quoted Sabbir Rahman.
He further noted that the experience of playing in the national colors has boosted his confidence. He wishes to use all the experience going into the tournament. Also, he is working a lot on playing the fast bowlers in the tournament.
“By playing in the national team for last couple of years, I have gained some confidence, and now I want them to put into effect. I will look to do as good as possible with all my experience. I am practicing more. I am also batting on the indoor slab. Hopefully this will help me too play better against fast-paced deliveries,” he noted.
Prior to the commencement of the tournament, Bangladesh will be involved in a tri-series in Ireland that will have New Zealand as well. Sabbir Rahman is looking up to the practice camp the team has in Sussex after the tri-series to serve as a practice ground for the Champions Trophy.
“We have a camp in England. Those 10-12 days will be very important for all of us. If we can prepare well and play accordingly in the Ireland tri-series, then it will help us very much to make a good result in the Champions Trophy,” said Rahman.
Speaking further, the young batsman remarked that the team has been performing well in the overseas conditions in the recent times. They played competitive cricket in New Zealand and then had very impressive tour to Sri Lanka. Hence, playing in foreign conditions is no longer a worry for the Bangladeshi team.
“There won’t be many challenges. We will just play match–by-match. We have played good cricket in New Zealand, we have played well in Sri Lanka. So now we have the experience of beating bigger sides on their turf. I don’t think this time around the conditions will pose much threat to us,” conceded Rahman.