Mehidy Hasan Miraz of Bangladesh confessed on Tuesday that batting at multiple positions is challenging for him and that he favours a middle-order spot in the ODI setup, reports Live Cricket Score.
Mehidy has been played at five different positions by Bangladesh team management during the ongoing OODI World Cup, and it has taken a major toll, as none of the batters could claim a set berth in the batting order.
During the Asia Cup, Mehidy, a lower middle-order batsman, got a century against Afghanistan. Since then, team management has appeared adamant about promoting him rather than allowing him to play where he had been developed for years. Bangladesh elected to play Mehidy at number eight against Pakistan after trying him at three, four, five, and seven in the previous six games, and he responded with a 30-ball 25 that included one four and one six to help the side reach 200.
“Look, I always want to bat in the middle order, and I find myself playing in different positions due to team combinations, and it certainly becomes difficult for me because you have to see, for the last seven years I have played as a lower middle-order batter, and I know how to play in that position,” Mehidy told reporters following their seven-wicket loss to Pakistan at Eden Garden on Tuesday.
“But I think rather than considering it, if we want to prove as a batter, I have to perform wherever I am given a chance, and at that point, the team will have an expectation that I can perform wherever I bat,” he went on to say.