‘Wins against UAE will help build confidence for NZ tri-nation and WC’
Bangladesh's wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan Sohan mentioned that wins in their two-match T20I series against the UAE will help them gain confidence that could help the side in their next major assignments.
In absence of T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League, Sohan will lead the Tigers in their tour of the UAE.
"Obviously, our target will be to maintain a winning streak. If we can win both the matches against the UAE, the confidence gained from these wins will help us in the tri-nation T20I series in New Zealand and the T20 World Cup," Sohan told the media at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport before the Tigers left for Dubai.
Bangladesh will play the two matches against hosts UAE on September 25 and 27, respectively, at the Dubai International Stadium.
Bangladesh will return to Dhaka on September 28 before embarking on a long sojourn that will span the tri-nation series in New Zealand and the World Cup in Australia.
Sohan also believed that Shakib's absence will present an opportunity for another player to prove his worth.
"Obviously, I would want a player like Shakib bhai in the team any day. But I think it is an opportunity for another player who would be playing in his place. However, that player would need to have an impact," Sohan added.