Bangladesh pacer Hasan Mahmud mentioned that it would be important for the pacers not to be fazed in crunch situations during the T20 World Cup in Australia.
“I think we panic whenever we are in pressure situations and forget to implement our skills,” Mahmud told the media.
With the conditions in Australia expected to be seam-friendly, Hasan, who is one of the five seamers in the Tigers’ 15-member World Cup squad, is expected to play a crucial role in the marquee event. Bangladesh pacers have often lost their rhythm in pressure situations lately, especially in the shortest game format. It was also evident during the Asia Cup, in which the Tigers were unable to secure a single win. But, according to Mahmud, doing the basics right could help the pacers keep their composure even under pressure.
“I think we must remain consistent and keep doing the basics right. Also, we need to execute [our plan] in any game situation. We need to learn this,” Mahmud added.
The 22-year-old pacer was impressive with the ball during the Zimbabwe tour in July-August. However, an ankle injury saw the youngster miss the Asia Cup.
Mahmud had to deal with injuries right from the start of his career and is still waiting to start bowling in the nets. However, according to Bangladesh team physio Bayjedul Islam, the seamer is expected to bowl in full flow before the start of the World Cup.