Bangladesh abandoned of form, change and confidence

Bangladesh abandoned of form, change and confidence


Shakib Al Hasan is distraught after losing his stumps to a slower ball, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Chittagong, Feb 12, 2014

Bangladesh’s detriment to Sri Lanka in their final Asia Cup diversion was their seventh uninterrupted ODI defeat. Given their considerable form in a home array opposite New Zealand, this unemployment is a extreme downturn in form. Worryingly for Bangladesh there has been a large dump in certainty among a players.

The final time they suffered this prolonged a losing strain was between Mar and Aug 2011, commencement from their final World Cup game. After being bowled out for 78 opposite South Africa, Bangladesh were dejected 0-3 by Australia and afterwards Zimbabwe took a 3-0 lead in a five-match series. This time they mislaid 3-0 to Sri Lanka and were blanked in all 4 Asia Cup matches.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim did not cruise this a misfortune proviso of his career. Instead, he lauded his group for bouncing behind from a better opposite Afghanistan, even yet they mislaid a following games narrowly to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

“As per a results, we are not doing good and not personification adult to a strength,” Mushfiqur said. “We have played good in a [last] dual matches. Hats off to boys for a approach we have come behind after a disturbance opposite Afghanistan. There were ifs and buts. It is not an forgive though we have put on an softened show. As a group we have some-more capability. In a array opposite Sri Lanka, we could have won a initial match. We have been detrimental in some aspects.”

Between a finish of a final unemployment to a start of this one, Bangladesh had grown faster in one-day cricket than in Tests and Twenty20s. Mushfiqur was done captain dual games into this period, and won 10 out of 24 matches. His highlights enclosed a place in a 2012 Asia Cup final, shared array wins over West Indies and New Zealand, and a 1-1 pull in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh have also suffered crippling injuries in a final 17 days. Already though Tamim Iqbal, they used 17 players in 7 ODIs, and had Shakib Al Hasan for usually 4 games due to a suspension. Nasir Hossain and Shamsur Rahman losing form did not help, conjunction did a bowlers and fielders struggling.

Nasir and Tamim were Bangladesh’s top batsmen during their successful period. Over that time, a normal of bowlers who had taken some-more than 20 wickets was between 24 and 30. During this slump, usually Arafat Sunny averages reduction than 35 for his 6 wickets.

During a prior bad run too, Tamim batted during an normal of 22.14, that influenced a team’s change during a tip of a order. Shamsur’s batting form has also dipped and notwithstanding Anamul Haque batting well, it has still not worked for Bangladesh.

Their biggest problem has been coordinating a 3 disciplines. When Bangladesh bowled well, their batsmen failed. Similarly, when a batsmen scored Bangladesh’s top ODI total, opposite Pakistan in a Asia Cup, a bowlers were poor.

After Bangladesh had reduced Sri Lanka to 8 for 3 in this game, there was wish a strain would be damaged with an fit bowling performance. But Sri Lanka put together partnerships and afterwards Al-Amin forsaken a elementary locate after 5 wickets were down. It took divided a movement once again, and Sri Lanka walked divided with a win. This has been Bangladesh’s story over a final 17 days. They have put themselves in some winning positions though given it away.

Mushfiqur pronounced after a Sri Lanka diversion that one win would repair everything. If it comes opposite Afghanistan in a opening diversion of a World T20, it will keep Bangladesh in a contest compartment a finish of March. For a short-term that would be appeasing, though it will be zero compared to long-term progress.

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