It's high time we bring up success in T20I format: Ebadot

Bangladesh pacer Ebadot HossainProthom Alo

Bangladesh pacer Ebadot Hossain emphasised on bringing up success in T20 format, rather than trying to do well just in a bid to gain a confidence ahead of the T20I World Cup, reports BSS.

Ebadot, a Test regular who got a maiden call up in the T20I format, thinks Bangladesh are not as bad side in this format while people tend to think and it is high time to prove that fact.

"There's no point of saying that we'll try to do well. It's high time to bring up the success," Ebadot said on Tuesday.

"We haven't been doing well in T20I format, but that doesn't mean that we are a bad side. We'll prove that we have the capability to be a good side in this format."

And Ebadot and his team will get the chance to prove their mettle in the Asia Cup, starting on 27 August. Bangladesh got Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in their group but it is believed that it will be tougher for them to move to the Super Four stage.

Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury (R) and Tamim Iqbal (L) of Bangladesh celebrate the dismissal of Raymon Reifer of West Indies during the 1st day of the 1st Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, on 16 June 2022

To move to the next round, Bangladesh will have to beat at least one team. However, their recent result against these two teams was not good enough. Moreover, they won just two matches in the last 10 encounters in this format.

To make the matter worse, the scorching heat of Sharjah and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is believed to give Bangladesh a torrid time since Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are well familiar to this sort of condition.

Ebdot believes heat should not be an excuse as the weather in Bangladesh is also hot and humid.

"Heat cannot be an excuse. It is very hot and humid in our country as well. It doesn't seem much to me. The wicket will be good there, we have to bowl wisely," he remarked.

After delivering Bangladesh's best ever Test victory by beating New Zealand at their own backyard early in the year, Ebadot has been going through a good time in his career. He also showcased his talent in white ball cricket when he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe this month. His intelligent bowling on debut helped Bangladesh avoid the clean sweep against the African opponent.

Ebadot vowed to continue this good form in the T20I format also, if he gets a place in the final XI.

"The thing to adapt here is to bowl intelligently, as the wicket will be good in white ball cricket and the batters will be aggressive. I think planning is key," Ebadot said.

"I had done well in Test and got an opportunity in ODI and did fairly well there also. Now if I get the opportunity in the T20I cricket, I will try to continue my good form. There is no end to do well. You have to stick to your process."

Ebadot Hossain of Bangladesh bowls on day one of the first cricket Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on 1 January 2022

He also stressed on the requirements of bowling well to give batters some respite.

"If we bowlers can restrict the opponent to less runs, then the job becomes easier for our batsmen. Everyone will have additional responsibility, be it a batsman or a bowler. We will all try together."