Since Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan was confirmed, a lot of talks regarding the security situation came into discussion. Despite Pakistan providing Bangladesh Presidential level security, there have been questions.
But Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad has said in the pre-series press conference that he is satisfied with security measures Pakistan is providing and is looking forward to putting on a good show.
"I am enjoying it (in Pakistan) at the moment. Pakistan is providing us with the best possible security. I am satisfied with the security measures," Riyad said.
He further added, "We have left it (security concerns) in Bangladesh. We are just thinking about playing good cricket in Pakistan. We are looking forward to putting up a good show here. We want to play good cricket and I am looking forward to beating Pakistan."
Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh's veteran performer opted out of the Pakistan tour as he was concerned with the security there. Mahmudullah accepted that Mushfiq's experience would have been crucial in Pakistan but also believed that it was a great opportunity for those who made the cut.
"Mushfiq's experience was very important. But still, I think that it is a great opportunity for those who made the cut. I hope they will perform well and we will not feel his (Mushfiq) absence," the 33-year old added.
Mahmudullah also said that this series was very important as the preparation for the World Cup and they are looking forward to beating Pakistan.
"I think this is very important as preparation for the World Cup. We will have to perform well to win the series and gain momentum. This is a huge opportunity for us to win a series in Pakistan after a long time," the Bangladesh skipper said.
He further added that they were only thinking about the T20s and will think about the rest of the series later on.
"We are here now to play three T20s and we are thinking only about that. When we come again for the other formats then I will be able to say the rest," Mahmudullah said.
Bangladesh will play their first T20 against Pakistan in Lahore on Friday.