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Old July 28, 2018, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadukor
We cant score big runs as a team due to two basic reasons:

We dont know how to work good balls into gaps instead of dots. Even against a poor fielding side like West Indies we played far too many dot balls.

We have only 4 batsman and they are forced to play cautious knowing that the batsman to follow are crap. England can play the way they do because they bat so deep. Their no 6,7,8 are quality players.
Our top 4 (Tamim, Shakib, Mushy, Riyad) are fine. They can find the gaps just fine in the middle overs. The problem is that Tamim starts a bit too slow but he makes up because he's averaging about 60+ since the last world cup. His 80 strike rate is fine for an anchor.

The lack of a solid opening partner at the other end (Soumya, Anamul, Liton) means we are crawling to an average of 35 runs in the first 10 overs. Most other teams are getting between 45 and 55. As long as one of the big 4 bat till the end, we do well in the death, and as I have already stated, we do just fine in the middle. So total we are 10-20 or maybe 30 runs short of a par total. We score 270-275 where other teams will average 290-295.

On really flat wickets, that difference gets exposed. We can score a maximum of 320-325 on a belter of a wicket. But par score will be 350, 375, or maybe even close to 400.

World Cup wickets will be flat. We will have to score 325-330 just to have a 50% chance of winning against the best sides.
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