Najmul Hossain Shanto Worried Over Bangladesh’s Batting As The Team Moves On To Super Eight

The Bangladesh cricket team is equally celebrating their success as well as mourning their performance with the bat, as they move ahead in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The team won their match against Nepal, an associate team, only because of their bowling. This has left captain Najmul Hossain Shanto worried about Bangladesh batting performance

Advertisements

Najmul Hossain Shanto’s side qualified for the last eight of the ICC T20 World Cup by defeating Nepal in their final group match in Kingston on Monday, helping them defend their lowest total of 106 points in the tournament.

Shanto worried for Bangladesh as batters grapple

Bangladesh’s batting situation remains a major concern before they face Afghanistan, Australia, and India in the next round. Even in their last match, the Bangladesh batsmen had a tough time against the Nepali bowlers as they lost their top four in the power play.

“It is not possible for the bowlers to win us games everyday, but they have been doing it,” Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain said in the post match press conference following the game. “I hope that they (bowlers) continue in this way but the batters have the responsibility too and it is not happening for them. Najmul said

Advertisements

“Everyone is trying to find out why. It is certainly not acceptable. It was possibly a 140-150 wicket, but we couldn’t get those runs. It is certainly worrying us. Hossain added

“We didn’t score a lot of runs so I had to take a chance. Otherwise we wouldn’t have won this game. I expected my best bowlers to get me wickets while also bowling dot balls. Everything went to plan as the bowlers combined well. It was difficult but they are always ready to take that challenge.” He concluded

Najmul on Bangladesh’s confidence despite low runs

Najmul Hossain Shanto admitted that the Bangladesh batsmen did not achieve the runs they were set to score in their match against Nepal. However, the captain also asserted, that despite their stumble in the batting, his side was confident in winning the fixture.

Advertisements

“When we got together at the innings break, we collectively believed that we could defend this total. We knew winning was possible. The bowlers made our job easy. Tanzim gave us a good start in the powerplay. He bowled four wonderful overs on the trot. Mustafizur bowled a maiden in the 19th over. It was a very good performance. I also want to credit the fielders. They saved some important boundaries. Rishad took two catches at point. We bowled and fielded well overall,” said Najmul.

“Their opening bowler (Sompal Kami) was seaming the ball, so that was an important bit of information for us. Our pacers are using the new ball quite well in the last two years. They kept my belief intact in this game. There was a lot of seam movement with the new ball. We saw a lot of spin in the last couple of matches. The pitch was very hard for the batters.” He added.

Praising the Nepali batters, Shanto added,”I think those two batters (Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Malla) batted beautifully. We tried to take some more wickets. They put on some runs on the board. We still believed we could come back, and that’s what the bowlers did later on.”

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram

Advertisements

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

The Bangladesh cricket team is equally celebrating their success as well as mourning their performance with the bat, as they move ahead in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The team won their match against Nepal, an associate team, only because of their bowling. This has left captain Najmul Hossain Shanto worried about Bangladesh batting performance

Najmul Hossain Shanto's side qualified for the last eight of the ICC T20 World Cup by defeating Nepal in their final group match in Kingston on Monday, helping them defend their lowest total of 106 points in the tournament.

Shanto worried for Bangladesh as batters grapple

Bangladesh's batting situation remains a major concern before they face Afghanistan, Australia, and India in the next round. Even in their last match, the Bangladesh batsmen had a tough time against the Nepali bowlers as they lost their top four in the power play.

"It is not possible for the bowlers to win us games everyday, but they have been doing it," Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain said in the post match press conference following the game. "I hope that they (bowlers) continue in this way but the batters have the responsibility too and it is not happening for them. Najmul said

"Everyone is trying to find out why. It is certainly not acceptable. It was possibly a 140-150 wicket, but we couldn't get those runs. It is certainly worrying us. Hossain added

"We didn't score a lot of runs so I had to take a chance. Otherwise we wouldn't have won this game. I expected my best bowlers to get me wickets while also bowling dot balls. Everything went to plan as the bowlers combined well. It was difficult but they are always ready to take that challenge.” He concluded

Najmul on Bangladesh's confidence despite low runs

Najmul Hossain Shanto admitted that the Bangladesh batsmen did not achieve the runs they were set to score in their match against Nepal. However, the captain also asserted, that despite their stumble in the batting, his side was confident in winning the fixture.

"When we got together at the innings break, we collectively believed that we could defend this total. We knew winning was possible. The bowlers made our job easy. Tanzim gave us a good start in the powerplay. He bowled four wonderful overs on the trot. Mustafizur bowled a maiden in the 19th over. It was a very good performance. I also want to credit the fielders. They saved some important boundaries. Rishad took two catches at point. We bowled and fielded well overall," said Najmul.

"Their opening bowler (Sompal Kami) was seaming the ball, so that was an important bit of information for us. Our pacers are using the new ball quite well in the last two years. They kept my belief intact in this game. There was a lot of seam movement with the new ball. We saw a lot of spin in the last couple of matches. The pitch was very hard for the batters.” He added.

Praising the Nepali batters, Shanto added,"I think those two batters (Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Malla) batted beautifully. We tried to take some more wickets. They put on some runs on the board. We still believed we could come back, and that's what the bowlers did later on.”

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram