Tamim Iqbal says Bangladesh not doing well as a batting unit
"My innings usually get bigger after such a start in Tests. It is unfortunate that I could not make it big this time."
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Opener Tamim Iqbal expressed his disappointment regarding this issue. "Our platform was ready. If me and Shanto had scored 50-60 more runs in that partnership, we would have been in a very good situation today. Maybe we would have batted all day today. It is very unfortunate that I have gone from that state to this state. Either not happening at first, or not happening in the middle. That's the problem. I will not say why such and such is not happening, why such and such is not happening. As a batting unit, we may not be doing well."
Tamim was disappointed in the manner he got dismissed as well. Here is what he has to say. "My innings usually get bigger after such a start in Tests. It is unfortunate that I could not make it big this time. Maybe I could have left the ball. But the ball has risen much more than it should. That's why the ball hits the sticker of the bat. But I am not one of them because of that - not because of that (I will say this). The way I got started, the innings should have been bigger as a senior member of the team. There is no excuse here."
Regarding the match scenario Tamim thinks West Indies does hold the advantage. The initial hours of the second day will be crucial for the Tigers, if they want to some back into the game.