Tamim inclined to ‘look into positives’
Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal showed confidence in his fitness and expressed his views over the absence of the Decision Review System (DRS) during the jersey unveiling ceremony of Minister Dhaka ahead of the 2022 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) today.
Tamim played a couple of matches of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), which has given him the necessary confidence to perform in the upcoming franchise tournament, scheduled to begin on January 21 across three cities.
"Luckily, I've played two matches in the BCL. So I think in terms of injuries, I'm in a better state. I hope to have a good start in the BPL. There are 10 games, so I'm doing the things necessary to perform well," Tamim stated.
The lefty batter asked the media to emphasise on the positive aspects of BPL while sharing his opinion on the absence of DRS.
"We've seen DRS in the previous editions. I'm sure there is a reason for not keeping it. But personally, I'd definitely be happy if DRS was present because if there's a dismissal but I was not out, in absence of DRS, that will not be rechecked.
"However, there will always be lackings. There can be a lot of negatives, but we should look into positives too. A lot of young players can be spotted for the upcoming T20 world cup," opined Tamim.
Meanwhile, Minister Dhaka skipper Mahmudullah Riyad mentioned the ongoing BPL campaign would be a great opportunity for the players to test their skills at home.
"We're playing the tournament after almost two years. So it's a great opportunity for us," Mahmudullah said while informing whether he felt any extra pressure leading such a star-studded team.
"I'm not feeling any pressure, we have a great team. The biggest plus point is that the team is a combination of a lot of experienced players and matured youth," Mahmudullah concluded.