27 May 2024, 20:16

Rishad wants to be top wicket-taker in T20 World Cup 

TEXAS, May 27, 2024 (BSS)- Bangladesh legspinner Rishad Hossain wants to see 
his name as the top wicket-taker of the T20 World Cup even though his side 
has been experiencing a torrid time following a series defeat to the United 
States of America (USA). 

"As a bowler, of course, I want to see my name as the highest wicket-taker of 
the T20 World Cup," Rishad said in a video posted by the Bangladesh Cricket 
Board (BCB) today. "As an all-rounder also I want to see myself at a top 

The upcoming T20 World Cup, which begins on June 2, will be Rishad's first 
big tournament after a successful debut. In a country where legspinner hardly 
could thrive for a longer period, Rishad has already showcased his talent to 
be the big thing. Also his batting is a plus point for the country as he has 
the ability to play big shots at the death overs. 

The 21-year old, so far, has claimed 15 wickets in 17 T20 Internationals at 
an economy rate of slightly above seven.

After playing just seven T20i innings, he had already hit a half-century and 
possess a strike rate of over 135, which is eye-popping given the other 
players strike rate. 

Rishad, however, said that he has the self-belief that enables him to hit big 
sixes at will. 

"Every batter wants to hit big shots and I'm no exception. It is imperative 
to have faith in yourself to hit sixes. I just try my best, I don't do 
anything special. I don't look at the bowler or anything else, I just take it 
ball by ball."

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