Pakistan providing best possible security for Bangladesh: Mahmudullah


Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper, brushed aside the scrutiny over his side's security in Pakistan and said that they are satisfied with the measures in place and are more focussed on their cricket, Cricbuzz reports.

"We have not seen any such thing [security measures like this before] and at the moment we are really enjoying it," said Mahmudullah a day ahead of the three-match T20I series opener. "From a security point of view, Pakistan is providing us with the best possible security and we are totally happy with the security measures in place. I think probably we left it [concern over security] when we boarded the plane, we are just thinking about playing good cricket in Pakistan. It's good to be back here and we are looking forward to a good show."

With Shakib Al Hasan missing out on the tour due to his ICC ban, and the unavailability of Mushfiqur Rahim who pulled out due to personal reasons, Bangladesh in all likelihood will have to shuffle their batting order, which could see Mahmudullah promote himself up the order. 

The skipper said that he was happy to bat at the top of the order, but said he would need to discuss it with the team management before 

making a final call.

"It depends on the management [whether I will bat up in the order] we need to sit together and if I get the opportunity to bat at the top order I will be happy," said Mahmudullah. "But it's more important to contribute for the team and I think probably everybody is thinking the same way.

"I think they've been playing BPL and domestic cricket for a while so they have good experience. It's an opportunity for the youngsters to put the hands up and perform really well in this international arena and I think they are quite up for it. Tamim is there, Mustafizur is there, Rubel Hossain has been playing for a while, Al-Amin is performing for a while, Shafiul is there, it's a mix of youth and experienced players. We need to think about our games individually and team-wise so that we can perform really well."