After registering a sensational victory in the first T20I against India, Bangladeshi captain Mahmudullah has set his sights on recording their maiden T20I series win. India and Bangladesh will be locking horns in the second T20I match on November 7 in Rajkot. The visiting Bangladesh team would be quite confident of their chances after the historic win in Delhi.
It is a great opportunity
"The mental barrier you speak of, we might [have] come out of that, even if a little bit. I think in T20 cricket, this sort of chance comes often and it depends on how we keep calm and execute our skills to try and win the game," quoted Mahmudullah during the pre-match press conference.
"Obviously, I think, it is a great-great opportunity, especially when you have already won the first game in the series, so it's a great opportunity and I think the boys are feeling energetic about it and hopefully we can put up a good show tomorrow," he added.
Mahmudullah noted that the series win will be a big boost for Bangladesh cricket. He also accepted the fact that they will have to play some great amount of cricket in order to beat India. Mahmudullah stated that the Bangladesh team will have to bring their best game to the fore to claim their maiden T20I series victory.
"If you concentrate on the recent (developments), whatever is going on in Bangladesh cricket, a series win will be a big boost for Bangladesh cricket and also a big boost for Bangladesh cricket team. We have to play good cricket to beat India because we know that they are a good side on their home side and across all over the world, so we have to be on our top from the first ball," Mahmudullah concluded.