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Old March 21, 2014, 01:25 AM
abherath abherath is offline
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Originally Posted by Jadukor
I am sorry you had to eat your own words like this. This sort of performance was unexpected after the clinical performances we have shown in the last two games.

It is evident to me that we cannot handle pressure. When the weight of expectation is on us we start doing weird things. I think at the back of their minds the cricketers must have known that if we don't lose too badly we are through and that in itself manifested into this pathetic performance where we played bad enough to actually get kicked out.

I think right now we do have a good set of talented players. I think what is really lacking is the coaching and planning that goes hand in hand with playing the game. We are making inexplicable choices in the field and we are failing to react to match situations. Even Nepal knows how to play if early wickets fall and yet we don't. Our bowling in general has fallen apart, the individual improvement is not there. A coach needs to work with Tamim, Ryad, Nasir, Gazi and get them back in form. He needs to speak to Razzak and tell him to alter his line and length. We see the same mistakes keep being repeated. I wonder if these issues are addressed at the nets. Of-course the strange selections also doesn't help. We had players like Zia, Arafat, Taijul who could have bolstered our bowling.
I agree with your views.

There was a time when Sri Lanka continued to lose badly and some expertise was obtained to handle the mental aspect with them, to get them back to focusing on the basics and the right processes and the results were there to be seen afterwards. In that case, it was not arrogance but something to do with confidence, I guess.

I feel there should be a similar effort on the mental aspect of the Bangladeshi players. Somehow they seem to have wrong attitudes - mainly arrogance and some of them lack discipline too.

If you look at the players' skills, I think most of them could walk into many of the other international sides in the world. (Al-Amin Hossain,one of the latest finds (?) comes to mind. He is capable of bowling a nagging line with threatening lateral movement.)

Captaincy seems a real issue too.

With these issues ironed out Bangladesh will have less hiccups.

Last edited by abherath; March 21, 2014 at 01:26 AM.. Reason: Punctuation
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