The Dhaka wicket where Bangladesh beat England and Australia few months ago, Sri Lanka humiliated them in the same wicket as they beat the Tigers by 215 runs to win the 2nd Test match and also the series.
After the defeat, the Dhaka wicket was heavily criticized. However, the technical director of Bangladesh Khaled Mahmud Sujon believes the wicket wasn’t the major reason for their debacle in the second Test.
He said: “I am not ready to put any blame on the wicket. Both teams played on the same surface and there are several examples in the match that suggest it was nothing like totally unplayable.”
Sujon added: “Basically it is like a viral disease… like if someone comes up with something like it was not the ideal wicket, suddenly he is joined by 10 other who seem to agree with that logic and sense applied for judging the surface, and whether it served the purpose or not.”
When asked about the new comers for the T20I series: “I am confident to put up a good show as there are several newcomers who can come up with some surprising element to get over their opponent.”