Originally Posted by Matribhasha
I want to keep it simple here. I feel that Safiul Islam's bowling in the WC was the reason behind the debacle. And this can be tied to Ian Pont. We basically gave up the game within the first 3 overs.
But clearly, all else seemed to be good when they were here to help. The vibe was good. We had no fast bowlers, but they seemed to be getting some success with Rubel and Shafiul. Fans were optimistic with their future (the 2 bowlers). As a unit they did gel well.
And the same thing can be said about Julian.
I think Ian has many holes in his conversations here. But they have been by any measure, the best deputy coaches we have had. If I had a pocket full of money (and more), I would like to have asked them back for 18 months, for their help, under some general agreements though.
Thanks for the partial vote of confidence.. but just one thing....
Just sometimes, how about Shafiul Islam being responsible for his own performance?
"One day I was thinking, 'Thank God Sehwag was not born in Bangladesh'. If he was, he would have forgotten how to play cricket" - Tamim Iqbal