The Indian spinners had a tough time in their last match against England on Sunday when India was defeated by 31 runs. The English batsmen decided to take on the two the leg spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal and the Chinaman, Kuldeep Yadav as they scored 160 runs in their 20 overs. As a result, The ‘Men in Blue’ faced their first loss at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Mashrafe Mortaza was asked about their plan against the two Indian Spinners in the middle overs in today’s match at the same venue where England played against India.
In a pre-match interview, the interviewer said, “The English batsman planned to attack the Indian spinners by running down at them hitting, according to the pitch of the ball.”
He further Mashrafe Mortaza about their plans against the Indian spinners. He asked, “Are you guys going to target the Indian spinners here with the shorter boundaries as well?”
Mashrafe Mortaza praised the Indian spinners and said, “I think Indian spinners are doing a lot better. If we look at their stats in the last two, three years, both spinners are doing so well.”
Mashrafe Mortaza continued, “I think just can’t think that what England did and we’ll do the same things and get success. So whatever we need to do, we need to stick to our plan and play the way we’ve been playing. I think our batting has been very good through all of the tournament.”
Bangladeshi captain later suggested that they will stick to their own plans against India and not follow England as they played in their own way against the ‘Men in Blue’. He added, “Maybe against New Zealand, we could do a little better, but the way we’re playing, I think we should stick to our plan, and the way England played, I think, they played their way. So I think we have to play with our own plan.”