Domingo sees Tamim’s room for improvement
Since joining Bangladesh cricket team in last September, the head coach Russell Domingo has seen a lot. He took over the side that just came from a dismal and disappointing World Cup.
In the very beginning, Domingo saw Bangladesh conceding shameful defeat to Afghanistan. Then he saw the team’s best cricketer Shakib Al Hasan getting banned for a full year. He also saw his team to get poorly defeated in both T20I and Test series in India.
But there is still a new experience that Domingo is finally gathering in the ongoing three-match T20I series against Pakistan. That is working with Tamim Iqbal, not just the veteran opener of the side, but arguably the best batsman of the team as well alongside Mushfiqur Rahim.
Has Domingo’s experience of seeing Tamim so far been good? This is a question up for debate. Hence this is a T20I series, back-to-back scores of 39 and 65 should not sound bad. But the perception may change after knowing that for these scores, Tamim had to play 34 and 53 balls respectively.
So, Tamim is still batting very slow, and his strike rate is not upto modern standard. As a result, Domingo also believes he has a lot to work with Tamim’s batting.
After the second match in Lahore in which Bangladesh lost by 9 wickets, Domingo said: “This is my first time working experience with him (Tamim). I am witnessing how he plays the game, how his approach is. Actually there is room for improvement for everyone. We will discuss over these things,” said Domingo.
Then he added, “Hopefully he (Tamim) will take his game to the next level. But yes, he has a lot to work here.”