Star all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan has claimed that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has “misrepresented” his choice to play in the IPL on the expense of representing the nationwide crew in a Test collection towards Sri Lanka.
With Bangladesh not in rivalry in the World Test Championship, Shakib stated it was extra significant to compete in the IPL, as that may assist him put together higher for the subsequent T20 World Cup, which will be held in India later this yr.
“These two Tests are our last matches in the World Test Championship so it is not as if we are going to play the final,” Shakib advised Cricfrenzy.
“We are on the very backside of the factors desk. I don’t assume it makes a lot of a distinction.
“The other major reason is that the World Cup T20 is in India later this year. It is a very important tournament where we have much to achieve. There isn’t much to achieve in these two Tests. I think it is a better option that I prepare myself for something bigger.”
Shakib stated in his letter to the BCB, that he talked about about his plans to organize himself higher for the T20 World Cup.
“People are constantly speaking about this (skipping the Test collection towards Sri Lanka). Those who’re saying that I will now not play Test cricket haven’t learn my letter correctly.
“I did not mention anywhere in my letter that I do not want to play Tests. I mentioned in my letter that I want to play in the IPL to prepare myself properly for World Cup but despite that Akram Bhai (BCB cricket operation chairman) has repeatedly said that I do not want to play Tests,” he stated.
With the T20 World Cup slated for October, Shakib stated there are lots of benefits of playing in the IPL this time.
“The floor the place I will play IPL now will be the bottom the place I will play the World Cup match after 4 months. The gamers with whom I will play the IPL will be the gamers towards whom I will play in the World Cup.
“For this reason, I will get more advantages than anyone else from Bangladesh, and it will also help me to share my experiences with the team that I will gain by playing in the IPL,” he stated.