Originally Posted by Aramaic
Truth always hurts!
We have been playing Cricket for a long time now and have been saying 'dont worry we will be good in 5 years', this has been said a few times now and yet no real improvement. We need to stop making excuses for our players!
What exactly have we done to justify our test status? Most of our players have had PLENTY of International exposure so lack of experience cant be blamed.
We need to improve our domestic game, use variety of spin, change mentality of approaching a game, prepare various wickets and find a couple of quality pace bowlers.
With the current set-up, all we can hope for is once in a blue moon wins - To me thats just not good enough
you are correct about the domestic structure. when it comes to tests though the sad fact is BD doesn't get enough matches to get the experience in that format. when you think that they've played not even one test match this year you think wth, and when you see that they've played like 4 or 5 in the last couple of years it's another wth. they don't get enough exposure to test cricket.
of course domestic structure does need improvement and there is a lot to improve on which would no doubt hugely improve international performance.
as far as underachieving, it's being said because the progress for BD has been so slow, but there is still progress at least.