Rajasthan Royals are gearing up for his or her first recreation, towards Punjab Kings, within the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League which will get underway on Tuesday in Dubai. The Sanju Samson-led facet is at the moment positioned sixth on the factors desk with six factors, and can goal to goal all of the remaining 7 video games in order to qualify for the playoffs.
Ahead of their encounter towards PBKS, RR’s Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizur Rahman has reiterated on the significance of specializing in the method, and says his crew is ‘really excited to start off well’.
“When you are playing in these conditions, it is important to start off well. I think if we can manage to maintain our process and are able to follow the things we’ve planned and execute them on the field, then we will definitely come out on top,” mentioned Mustafizur.
Having helped his nation to a first-ever T20I collection win towards New Zealand earlier this month, Mustafizur additionally commented on his crew’s method.
“We don’t want to be looking too ahead of ourselves, and want to just go match-by-match. We know what we want to do, and it is to win matches, and have a great IPL season, and I believe today will be the first of those matches. Everyone in the group is really excited to start off well.”
The left-arm pacer at the moment has 8 wickets in 7 matches of IPL 2021, and refers to his time with the Royals as far as satisfying.
“I think most teams in the IPL are very good, but I have absolutely enjoyed my time with the Royals. We are the first-ever champions of the IPL, and I feel really proud and satisfied to be able to perform for the franchise. I also feel really valued here and just hope to keep performing in the remainder of this season.”
Disclosing what the 4 key components to his good bowling type are, Mustafizur mentioned, “For me, bowling doesn’t mean that you need to have several variations. I like to keep things simple, and I think I’ve got four key things that I do really well, which is to bowl – in the right areas, a good slower bowl, a quick yorker and a great bouncer.”
“I believe it is not necessary to have too many things in your armoury, but to focus on the things you do well,” he added.
Having performed within the UAE earlier than just a few instances, ‘The Fizz’ additionally added that the circumstances within the gulf nation might be acquainted. “I’ve been there in 2014 to play at the U-19 Asia Cup, and I think the conditions there are very similar to what we find across Asia and even back home in Bangladesh. I also know it’ll be hot, but I’m not worried about it and am quite used to it,” he gushed.
“I’m very confident with the boys coming in, they’ve all performed well at the international level and the franchise has chosen them because they have performed well. So, I feel we will have a strong unit.”
In line together with his method of not trying too far forward, Mustafizur mentioned he solely has his eyes set on this IPL season. “I don’t like to think about all those things (IPL retentions and auction). My aim is to perform now and enjoy the moment. We can only control our performances and that is what I’m focused on. I do my best on the field, whether I’m playing for the Royals, for my country or for my local team. I don’t worry about things which are not in my control,” acknowledged a assured trying Mustafizur.
However, signing off, the pacer did agree that the IPL season will function good preparation for the T20 World Cup. “Obviously, it will be a really good preparation for me because I can then go back when the World Cup starts and share information with my teammates on how the wickets were. Not all of my teammates are playing in the IPL, so I can pass on the knowledge, and I hope it will be very important for the team,” he expressed.
Rajasthan Royals will tackle Punjab Kings later at present on the Dubai International Stadium from 1930hrs IST onwards.