1587 views

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh

The Tigers are capable of hitting back: Tamim

blank Online Desk
blank Online Desk
The Tigers are capable of hitting back: Tamim
File Photo A-A+

||CF Correspondent||

Despite Bangladesh’s humiliating defeat to Zimbabwe in the first Test, Tamim Iqbal believes the team is capable of overcoming the mental trauma to hit back in the second Test and draw the series.

His comment came in the wake of the 151-run defeat to low ranked Zimbabwe as the outcome of the match created a huge furor in on and off the field. The opener however has the firm belief that Bangladesh are more capable side than what they showed in the first Test.

“I have the belief that they will bounce back. The team and I know that we didn’t play our best cricket. We are a much better team than this,” said Tamim.

“It is a fact that we haven’t performed in Tests like we have done in ODIs. But it is also true that we have started to play better Test cricket than five years ago. We have defeated two of the best sides in the world. Our West Indies Test series wasn’t good at all. Our graph in Test cricket hasn’t gone as high as we would have liked.”

The swashbuckling opener who was ruled out of the series against Zimbabwe due to his injury opined that the team’s poor batting in the first innings made the all difference.

“I felt we should have batted better in the first innings but I don’t think it is fair to comment on the performance of the team from outside. I did see things that we could have done differently,” he remarked.

Tamim urged all stakeholders of Bangladesh to back the team as they need support at this crisis moment.

“Shakib and I have faced worse situations when we are in the team. Still we are part of the team,” he said.

“I have spoken to few of the players. Some also called me. It is a very personal thing. I have helped from my part, delivered the message. If they are losing, it is also coming to me. I am part of that team. We didn’t play good cricket, which is why we have reached this situation.”
 

Comment

Read More

BPL 2019

Warner’s BPL journey ends abruptly

|| CF Correspondent || Australian David Warner’s Bangladesh Premier League journey is all set to end abruptly as he will fly back to Australia after the Sylhet phase to assess the

Match Report Live Score More
| Cricfrenzy
Update:
6 views

BPL 2019

Warner, Liton thrash Rangpur to end Sylhet’s losing-streak

|| CF Correspondent || An entertaining batting from skipper David Warner and opener Liton Das, much to the delight of local crowd, helped Sylhet Sixers back on winning-track as they thrashed

Match Report Live Score More
1037 views

BPL 2019

A victory dedicated to all mothers

|| CF Correspondent || Rajshahi Kings left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny said on Wednesday that they dedicate their 20-run win over Dhaka Dynamites in BPL on the name of their mother. Kings on

Match Report Live Score More
1826 views

BPL 2019

Poor umpiring, wretched batting lead Dhaka’s downfall

|| CF Correspondent || It was a reality check for Dhaka Dynamites. Their unbeatable winning run was halted by Rajshahi Kings as they defeated the star studded Dynamites by 20 runs

Match Report Live Score More
991 views

BPL 2019

Incredible Sunny halts Dhaka’s winning streak  

|| CF Correspondent || Rajshahi Kings put a brake on Dhaka Dynamites’ winning streak, stunning them by 20 runs at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny was

Match Report Live Score More
1083 views