Bangladesh Cricket

Litton confident in bouncing back to old form

Stand-in Bangladesh ODI skipper Litton Das has expressed his confidence in his abilities despite a recent dip in form, expressing his determination to bounce back soon.

Banglades will take on New Zealand in a three-match ODI series starting from 21st September. The hosts commenced their training for the series on September 19 but faced interruptions due to rain, a pattern that continued at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on September 20.

Meanwhile, Liton’s overall batting average since 2019 hovers just below 40, showcasing his ability to accumulate 1508 runs, including four centuries and seven half-centuries, at a commendable strike rate of over 87. Yet, a closer look reveals that his last ten innings have been a struggle, yielding only 229 runs with an average of 29.62.

In his bid to reclaim his form, Liton sought guidance from his childhood batting mentor. Although he showed promise during the Asia Cup, he struggled to play extended innings following an injury recovery. Liton confidently stated, “I am actively working on my game, and I’m optimistic about making a strong comeback. It’s not an issue of confidence; let’s see how it unfolds.”

When questioned about the impact of social media and media criticism, Liton brushed it off, stating, “We have a packed schedule, leaving us no time for social media distractions. Our focus is on cricket, and the opinions don’t affect us.”

With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on the horizon, Litton Das is determined to rediscover his form and deliver impactful performances for his team.

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