Akram blames top-order batters for failure in Tests

Many of those who are instrumental in the Test team's batting is suffering from a run drought. Former captain Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto have been given the responsibility of the top-order but they have failed miserably.

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The historic win of the Mount Maunganui Test at the beginning of this year raised great hopes for Bangladesh in Test cricket, but the performance in the rest of this year has shattered those hopes. In any condition, the Test team is now helplessly surrendering against any opponent. And former Bangladesh captain Akram Khan is blaming the failure of the batsmen behind this.
Many of those who are instrumental in the Test team's batting is suffering from a run drought. Former captain Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto have been given the responsibility of the top-order but they have failed miserably. This off-form of Mominul and Shanto is the reason for the failure of the team, claims Akram.
“It is not happening as we expected in the Tests. Because some important batsmen aren’t in form. As in small format - you can compensate 1-2 overs well. But it doesn't happen in Tests, the whole team has to do well together, which means 11 cricketers have to play well,”
he said.
Akram thinks the team is struggling to cope with the failure of the top-order batting, "We are falling under the pressure of others from the beginning. If so, our performance will not be good. We have been doing badly in the last few Tests. I hope the situation will change from the next match,” he added.
Leaving behind the bad times of the team, Akram is hoping for a good time. And he wants to see this return mentality from the St. Lucia Test, which starts on June 24.
"We have to show our strength from the start in the next match," he further said. “If they dominate us then the same result will happen again. Because we are a little behind mentally now.”