Successful planning and implementation led Bangladesh to gain a slender victory against Australia in the first Test of the series. On the other hand, the turning wicket of Chittagong turned away the game from the hosts, Nathan Lyon’s lethal deliveries proved too difficult for Bangladeshi batsmen to handle resulted in a 7 wicket defeat.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu denied the effect of wickets rather he said it was the batting failure that sunk the team into deep trouble in the second Test.
He said, “The wicket might turn a lot. But our batsmen have to earn the mental strength to survive and make long innings. Look at David Warner; he lost his wicket playing sweep shot in Dhaka. He revived himself in the next Test and did not do the same mistake.”
“Some of Bangladesh batsmen like Sabbir Rahman played all the way to sweep shots and reverse sweeps against spinners. They even tried to hit down the wicket too often; this sort of things are not appropriate in Test cricket. You have to know how to deal with low, turning wickets,” Minhajul Abedin said.
The Chief selector also said the batting plan was right, “It is wiser to stand a right-left combination of batting instead of all right handed batsmen against off spin from both ends. So we selected a right handed batsmen in last Test.”