Liton Das said that he was nervous to play in the three-match ODI series due to a long break last year.
Liton Das, a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper was given a promotion to be at the opening position the night before the first ODI against Zimbabwe. ‘To be honest, I was nervous more than anything else from last night because I have not been playing ODIs for a long time as I was not part of the Sri Lanka tour’, Das stated.
‘I knew I would open today and so there was pressure at the back of the mind because I have not been opening for a long time. Probably that nervousness acted positively for me. Because I was nervous I needed to be more focused, cannot play all my shots despite having it’, he added.
Another reason why Das is nervous to play in the upcoming ODI match series is that he had missed the three-match ODI series against the Lions last July which is actually a long break in the format of most Bangladesh cricketers.
‘I felt because I was nervous I was very focused throughout my stay at the wicket. I won't say staying relaxed is a hindrance for me but when you are overconfident you try to play all your shots and the problem arises at that point in time. When you are overconfident you play more shots that increase chances of your dismissal as well’, he said.
The 1st ODI against Zimbabwe ended with Bangladesh winning a total of 169 runs at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. For the 2nd ODI, the Tigers (-769.23) is on the lead against the Chevrons (+540). To keep you updated, check out Betwala’s page for more cricket odds.
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