Tigresses plead for more matches against top oppositions
Bangladesh suffered a 86-run thrashing against the hosts and title holders Australia in their second Group A game of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Canverra on Thursday.
However, the Tigresses can hardly be blamed for this big defeat, because they did not have any prior experience of playing against the mighty Australia. This match marked their first ever T20I against the side.
After conceding the defeat, Bangladesh batter Fargana Haque urged for more opportunities against top-quality oppositions like Australia, as she believed it would help her side improve their overall standard.
“It’s a bit of unfortunate for us that we do not play with the top class teams often. But I believe that if we could get the chance to play regularly with the top teams, our cricket will improve, and our girls will improve accordingly,” Fargana told the reporters Thursday.
“We can understand how to cope with such kind of bowling attack, all such kind of bats, attacking the batters of the quality that the Australia team had,” she added.
While the result of the match can not be undone, Fargana said the experience of playing against Australia would help them in future.
“Australians are the current world champions, and it is, of course, from our aspect, it was the first match ever. So it was tough to face the Australian bowling.
“But after having the first match, this will give us a bit of experience how to handle this situation, and of course in this condition, which is very new to us,” she said.
Courtesy the big defeat against Australia, Bangladesh’s tournament is now all but over, winless with two matches to play. They will meet New Zealand next in Junction Oval, Melbourne on Saturday (February 29).