Calcutta: Bangladesh batsman Mohammed Ashraful wants to keep contributing in collaboration with Tamim Iqbal.
The right-hander has found himself in and out of the national team since bursting onto the scene as a teenager in 2011. Although he remains on the sidelines in Test and ODI cricket, Ashraful has thrived as an opener in T20 cricket since earning a recall in July.
Ashraful top-scored for his team in Saturday’s victory over Zimbabwe with 38 in a warm-up match ahead of the World Twenty20. With one more warm-up fixture before the ICC WT20 — against Ireland on Monday — Ashraful is hoping to continue his form when the tournament gets underway this week.
“I guess the opener’s role has suited me well,” he said. “I have been opening the innings for a while now and have made some important contributions while batting with Tamim.
“Of course I would love to play bigger innings but we have not batted on the best of Twenty20 wickets in recent times. Hopefully the tracks for the main tournament games will be more batting-friendly and I will try to take this form into those games.”