‘Tamim let-down by team-mates’

'Tamim let-down by team-mates'

Tamim Iqbal, who scored 223 runs in two matches for Bangladesh in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, is praised by former Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar.

Tamim scored 95 off 114 balls against Australia at The Oval following a century against England in the opening game. According to Champions Trophy ambassador Bashar, Tamim’s latest knock against the Aussies was better than 128 vs England. He thought that his team-mates have let him down when Bangladesh could manage only 182 on Monday.

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“Once again, Tamim Iqbal was quite outstanding, and he was extremely unfortunate to miss out on a second successive century in the tournament. I thought this was an even better knock than against England, simply because the conditions were particularly challenging.

“While there wasn’t too much swing, Australia’s pace attack is of the highest quality, and Mitchell Starc in particularly was really bowling quickly. Tamim weathered the storm excellently and more than held his own, but unfortunately, he was let down by his team-mates,” Bashar wrote in an ICC column.

Bashar feels the problem with other batsmen was in their mind because they have performed in different conditions in different parts of the world.

“I don’t think the other Bangladeshi batsmen had a technical shortcoming. After all, this same top-six has played and performed in different conditions in different parts of the world. I think the problem, if any, was in the mind,” he added.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com