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Focus now on June 2: Mashrafe

Focus now on June 2: Mashrafe

Bangladesh’s captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza has said Bangladesh team now have a good bunch of cricketers, with a nice mixture of experienced players and talented, exciting youngsters. “We have a great team mix, probably as good as we have ever had. We have some young players coming through and we are very excited about them,” said at a joint press conference in London on Thursday.Moderator Mark Chapman asked about the nine ODI series Bangladesh have won between the two World Cups, all under the stewardship of Mashrafe.“Cricket is a game that on your day you can beat anybody. If you start well, you can hang in there. We are very much confident, but it depends on starting well,” he said on stage.But on the sidelines, when talking to a few Bangladeshi journalists, Mashrafe appeared pleased with the attention that Bangladesh had gotten because of the results over the past four years. The ten captains of the World Cup 2019 teams – Virat Kohli (India), Eoin Morgan (England), Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan), Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh), Aaron Finch (Australia), Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Jason Holder (West Indies) and Gulbadin Naib (Afghanistan) – gathered to address a joint press conference in London on Thursday, one week before the commencement of cricket’s showpiece event.“When we [captains] were talking among ourselves, they asked about us winning nine series since the last World Cup,” Mashrafe said after the event. “That they know about this, that our ...

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