Domingo suggests Shakib to keep balance between attack and defense
Bangladesh's total could have been a little bigger if Shakib would have played in a more relaxed mood. So the team's head coach Domingo hopes that Shakib will find a balance between attack and defense.
Khan Mutasim Billah LifeEditor
However, in both innings, Shakib was out to play offensively. So the team's head coach Russell Domingo advised Shakib to play with a balance between attack and defense.
West Indies need just 35 more runs to win the first Test of the series against Bangladesh. They still have 7 wickets in hand. However, the Caribbeans did not have to wait until the fourth day to win if Shakib and Nurul Hasan Sohan had not put up some resistance in the second innings.
In the second innings, Shakib and Sohan put on 123 runs to avoid an innings defeat, Bangladesh managed to give a target of 83 runs. However, in the second innings, Bangladesh's total could have been a little bigger if Shakib would have played in a more relaxed mood. So the team's head coach Domingo hopes that Shakib will find a balance between attack and defense.
Domingo said, “Shakib always plays with good intensity and good intent. We didn't want him to play slog, he wanted to play good cricket shots. I think he wanted to give back some pressure on the bowlers. However, he was careful that if he could cross the initial line, he would be able to attack the bowlers. He bats at number 7 but in this match he’s batted at number 6. Playing in the top six, he had to find a balance between defense and attack.”
Domingo wants Shakib to play offensive and defensive cricket considering the situation. As a coach, the coach mentioned his work on Shakib's body shape, position, and position of the head. "Sometimes you have to be defensive, sometimes you have to counter-attack," he added. “There is no doubt about this. I just wanted to make sure he kept his shape, position, and head. Because he is a quality batter.”