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Don’t know if you can play better cricket than this: Litton

Last updated on 30 Mar 2023 | 03:08 AM
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Don’t know if you can play better cricket than this: Litton

Litton Das was also impressed by the consistent result during the powerplay phase of the game

Bangladesh’s new aggressive batting approach has taken the world by storm. With the bat, the Tigers are only behind South Africa and West Indies in terms of run-rate, scoring at 9.1, averaging 42.3, the best amongst the top ten teams. One of the chief architects behind Bangladesh’s new approach is none other than the experienced Litton Das

Amongst openers, no one has scored more runs than the Bangladeshi batter, with 224 runs, averaging a high 44.8 with a strike-rate of 160. In the aftermath of another series win, this time against Ireland, Das insisted that the Tigers can’t play better cricket than this. 

"As a group, we are playing really good cricket, be it batting, bowling, or fielding. I don't know if you can play better cricket than this," Litton Das told reporters after the game on Wednesday.

On the night, Das was instrumental in Bangladesh’s success, scoring 83 off just 41 balls, in a record-tumbling 124-run partnership with Rony Talukdar (44), as the Tigers posted a total of 202/3 after just 17 overs. 

"If we maintain our performance, the results will come our way. Expecting better cricket than this is difficult. You can't score 70-80 in powerplay every day. If we can do this every day, or we can even hit 60 in powerplay, I think it's really good."

"Obviously, we get into the field to win the game. I think we have played well in the last two games and could play the brand of cricket that we wanted to play," he added.

During his stay at the crease, Litton broke an age-old record in Bangladesh cricket, scoring the fastest fifty, off just 18 deliveries. 

"It feels good (to break the record of the fastest fifty), but I have said before that I never think about records," he said. "However, I felt like I was rushing too much in the middle overs when the wicket was assisting spinners."

"If I had taken more time to play the pacers, I guess it would have been 100 instead of 83. Yes, it feels good, but it would feel better if it was 100."

Bangladesh have already clinched the three-match T20I series against Ireland 2-0 but will aim to complete the demolition on Friday (March 31). 

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