Bowling not a concern for Sabbir

Tamim and Sabbir

 

Bangladesh may have lost the first match to England on Thursday despite posting 305 runs on the board, Bangladesh all-rounder Sabbir Rahman doesn’t believe it was all the bowlers’ fault, and hence he is not worried about the bowling department at all.

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“We are not worried at all because we have been playing good cricket since the New Zealand tour. It’s true that we could not defend 300 runs, but England also played good cricket and took the home advantage and even picked out the good balls for boundaries,” said a confident Sabbir.

Bangladesh will take on world champions Australia at the same ground of The Oval in London on Monday in their second match. Ahead of the do-or-die battle, Sabbir said they were confidence because of the rich vein of form from the batsmen.

“We are ready for the second game and we are not looking back at what happened in the first game. Our batsmen are in good form, so we are confident we can continue it,” he continued.

Sabbir also saw no problem with the team’s decision to play with eight batsmen in the opening match.

“It was not a problem that we played with eight batsmen and there is also no point in making changes to the combination. You have to think both ways. We batted first but if we needed to chase 350-plus then we had a need for eight batsmen, that’s it,” he defended.