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Tigers keen to build up winning habit beating UAE

Tigers keen to build up winning habit beating UAE

Bangladesh are eying to build up a winning habit, snapping the perpetual failure in the T20 format when they take on United Arab Emirates in the first of the two-match series at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The match starts at 8 PM as per Bangladesh Time.Creating a winning culture is imperative for Bangladesh as they won just two of the nine T20Is they have played this year. They lost six and witnessed one game washed out by rain.Therefore they are desperate to get back into the groove ahead of the tri-nation series in New Zealand and T20 World Cup in World.The UAE series in fact was not in the plan initially. Bangladesh was supposed to practice for some days before leaving the New Zealand for tri-nation series. However the team management pondered some International matches will be more effective than practice at home but they didn't get stronger team than the UAE because of other team's tight International schedule.Before the series was finalized, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan was granted NOC to play the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Shakib later chose CPL ahead of UAE series and so vice-captain Nurul Hasan Sohan will lead the side."If we can win both the matches against the UAE, the confidence gained from these wins will help us in the tri-nation T20I series in New Zealand and the T20 World Cup," Sohan said ahead of leaving the country.Most recently, Bangladesh returned from the Asia Cup in UAE having lost both group matches against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Some luck against eventual champion Sri Lanka might put Tigers in the ...

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