Team Mashrafe failed in three departments
To chase the hill-task target, Bangladesh batsmen failed to accomplish as much cautiously as it was needed. As though they admit defeat before stepping into the field. The team Mashrafe could not perform up to the mark in three departments of cricket-batting, bowling and fielding. As a result, they face huge defeat to Sri Lanka in the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Top-order batsmen are completely failed to perform. After losing the wicket of Tamim Iqbal, I expected steadiness from Anamul Haque. He seemed to have been very nervous as if the alarm of run out were haunting him and he has run out at the end.
I think Mominul Haque can’t cope up with the Australian bouncy wicket. The team management should contemplate whether they will let him to play in the next match. I think he is not adapted to play in the wicket.
If Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim could play in the more ascending spot, it would be better for the team. Specially, Mushfique should have been played in the Mominul’s position. The crushing gap could be more reduced if this type of decision were taken during the match.
However, 240-run is not too bad. Sri Lanka were capable to set 332-run huge target to Bangladesh. The match could be viable if Bangladesh were able to grasp Sri Lanka in between 270/280 runs.
Minhajul Abedin Nannu: Selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board and former captain of Bangladesh cricket team. He is the first Man of the Match of Bangladesh in World Cup.
Translated by Sheikh Khalil Sohel