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Tamim urges for quick recovery of Bangladesh batting before WC 2019

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Following the disastrous first two matches in the tour which is their last ODI appearance prior to the ICC World Cup 2019, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has urged for more cautious batting in first ten overs of the innings.

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Ahead of the third and final ODI in Dunedin, Tamim said, “To be honest I will only hope that we don’t give away the game in the opening 10 overs because if you lose couple of wickets in the opening 10 overs it gets difficult to make a comeback. I think we did that in the opening two games and paid the price and we hope not to make those mistakes in the next game.”

Tamim himself is running out of form. He scored five runs each in first two matches of the tour while the other opener Litton Kumar Das scored 2 runs with one each in the match.

Tamim said, “To be honest, the wickets were very good, especially in the first match.”

“We knew that their two opening bowlers start very well and we gave away four wickets. The wicket was good in the second game as well but they had some help due to the weather and conditions at that time following the rain,” he said.

Tamim worrying about the World Cup

Worrying about the forthcoming mega tournament ahead, Tamim said the batting should be mend hurriedly as the big competition is knocking at the door.

“I don’t know why we are failing to beat them here despite coming to New Zealand on three to four occasions. Because we have beaten them in Ireland and England and so there is no reason why we cannot beat them here. First of all we need to play good cricket and we need to do it quickly as World Cup is not very far ahead,” he reckoned.

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