Bangladesh may have qualified to the semifinals of the Champions Trophy 2017, a feat that they achieved for the first time in their history, but BCB’s Cricket Operations Committee chairman Akram Khan is of the opinion that the Tigers didn’t do well as per the expectation in both batting and bowling.
According to Akram, Bangladesh’s bowling was at the lowest point during the 8-nation tournament, as no Bangladeshi bowler could do anything of note, with their trumpcards Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman also failing quite miserably.
“Our bowling was not the up to the mark. We considered Shakib and Mustafizur as our best bowling weapon in that condition but they couldn’t deliver in line with the expectation. It might happen sometimes. Overall our bowling department couldn’t click as a unit.”
Batting was also one area that Akram believes Bangladesh could do better. “Only two or three players came up with good performance in batting but we expected some other players to fire. Hopefully the players will learn from the mistakes.”
After losing the first match to England and then the second match getting washed out due to rain, Bangladesh came from behind brilliantly against New Zealand to book a berth in the semifinals. But Tigers bowlers put up a disastrous performance while their batsmen also disappointed in the match against India, which eventually saw them bow out of the competition in some poor fashion.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com