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Fizz wants to use IPL experience in T20 WC


Published : 21 Sep 2021 09:37 PM | Updated : 22 Sep 2021 05:48 PM

Bangladesh and Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Mustafizur Rahman believes IPL experience will boost up his preparation for the T20 World Cup.

The cutter master also said he wants to use experience and pass on the knowledge about UAE to the teammates during the T20 World Cup.

“Obviously, it will be a really good preparation for me because I can then go back when the World Cup starts and share information with my teammates on how the wickets were. Not all of my teammates are playing in the IPL, so I can pass on the knowledge, and I hope it will be very important for the team,” Mustafiz said.

He restated the importance of focusing on the process, he also said his side is excited to resume their IPL mission.

“When you are playing in these conditions, it is important to start off well. I think if we can manage to maintain our process and are able to follow the things we’ve planned and execute them on the field, then we will definitely come out on top,” said Mustafizur.

The left-arm pacer currently has 8 wickets in 7 matches of IPL, he feels satisfied with the performance in Royals and wants to continue till the end of the season.

“I think most teams in the IPL are very good, but I have absolutely enjoyed my time with the Royals. We are the first-ever champions of the IPL, and I feel really proud and satisfied to be able to perform for the franchise. I also feel really valued here and just hope to keep performing in the remainder of this season.”

Disclosing what the four key factors to his good bowling form are, Mustafizur said, “For me, bowling doesn’t mean that you need to have several variations. I like to keep things simple, and I think I’ve got four key things that I do really well, which is to bowl - in the right areas, a good slower bowl, a quick yorker and a great bouncer.”

“I believe it is not necessary to have too many things in your armoury, but to focus on the things you do well,” he added. Fizz also added that the conditions in the UAE are familiar with Bangladesh. “I’ve been there in 2014 to play at the U-19 Asia Cup, and I think the conditions there are very similar to what we find across Asia and even back home in Bangladesh.

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