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Domingo rues not having big hitters in Bangladesh team


While everyone is busy talking about how bad Bangladesh have been during the Powerplay in the first two T20Is against Pakistan, it should also be mentioned that the Tigers were no better during the finishing phase of their innings.Soumya big hitter

In the first two matches, Bangladesh scored 41 and 48 runs respectively in the last 5 overs, despite having the opener Tamim Iqbal set in the crease. On the other hand, Soumya Sarkar could face only five balls in both the matches.

What is the reason behind such “slow batting”? And why is Soumya coming to bat so down the order, despite playing as an opener in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

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As per Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo, the reason for both the questions is that Bangladesh lack a big hitter in the side.

“Soumya has received plenty of chances in the top order. I think he is a very good player. But we are looking for a few players who can clear the boundary well in the slog overs. We very badly need some big hitters in the side. Liton is used to bat in the opening position, but here is playing at No.4. Maybe he is struggling because of the change of his position,” said Domingo.

He also added, “Soumya opens the innings or bats at No.3. But here we have so many openers in our team. So we have to find different combinations. Soumya can hit the ball hard, so we are sending him in the last overs so that he can pace up the scoring rate.”

Bangladesh and Pakistan will lock horns for the third and final T20I of the series on Monday (January 27).

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