It was a disappointing performance by the Bangladeshi batsmen against India in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Bangladesh had a poor start as opener Soumya Sarkar was dismissed in the very first over while Sabbir Rahman also departed cheaply.
But the game again turned emphatically towards India with a smart move by skipper Kohli bring Kedar Jadhav into the attack. His off breaks accounted for both – a restless Tamin Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim.
It was expected that question would be raised in the post match conference as both of the batsmen got out because of poor shot selection. And Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was asked regarding the shot selection of Tamim and Mushfiqur after they got out off rather loose deliveries.
Mashrafe however, said the batsmen on the middle had plans to attack Kedar Jadhav who is mainly a part-time spinner, in order to put pressure on the opponent, which, eventually backfired.
“Look, it’s difficult to answer that question for me because I know they might have thought that since he bowls part-time they could go after him. That sort of thing maybe worked in their minds. But again, it depends on both, what sort of mindset they were in,” he said