ICC Men’s T20 WC Qualifier: Singapore better prepared than ever, feels captain Amjadi

The 41-year-old Mehboob was part of the team that finished sixth in Group A in 2019, just three months after their first T20I.

Now more experienced in the international arena, and with positive results against Papua New Guinea and Malaysia in the recent series, Singapore is confident of entering the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier B and looking to make its maiden World Cup. Is. ,

“We have worked very hard since the last time we played in the CWC qualifiers. We know which areas we need to improve and I am sure we will be better than last time,” Mehboob said.

“The preparation has been great. We have played against a good team from PNG and Malaysia as well as Pakistan, who have given a very good test. Overall, we are very satisfied and we are looking forward to going to Zimbabwe. ” ,

Singapore to open against hosts Zimbabwe, who were the first full members to achieve T20I status after a four-run win in September 2019.

More recently, the defeat against Papua New Guinea saw Mehboob’s team break new ground by scoring 200 runs in T20Is for the first time, Surendran Chandramohan scoring a century, while Aryaman Sunil’s hard hitting in the death overs has also come to the fore.

Mehboob credited former Pakistan international coach Salman Butt for boosting Singapore’s firepower with the bat and hoped that their key players would continue their momentum.

“We have some highly-rated players in our team who can change a game very quickly. Recently against Malaysia, we needed 34 from two overs and Aryaman got it in 10 balls. Surendran is finding his form. Well, he is one of our very important players. Salman is working hard with all our batsmen, as we have shown that we have scored 200 runs against PNG.”

“Zimbabwe are a very strong team but we will play tough cricket and give 100 per cent. In T20s, a match can change in one or two overs. As captain, I am very satisfied with my options and we are looking forward to this tournament.” Ready,” he added.

The upcoming qualifiers are up for grabs two places in October’s showpiece in Australia and Mehboob is well aware of how earning one of them can have a seismic effect on cricket in Singapore. Whatever the outcome in Zimbabwe, however, the veteran has already seen an increase in interest and believes the trend will continue to move in one direction.

“We really enjoy playing in these qualifiers and it inspires our youngsters,” he added.

“When we played in 2019, a lot of kids started playing cricket in Singapore, which was really exciting. It definitely had an impact and hopefully it will,” he added.

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