- Feb 25, 2024
- Nov 2, 2022
Bangladesh Coach was frustrated with the star all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan’s dismissal in the first T20I against the West Indies on Saturday. Shakib was batting well at number three and had scored 29 off just 14 balls before chasing a wide delivery by Hayden Walsh Junior which he edged back onto his stumps.
“(Shakib Al Hasan) was positive. But Shakib got out at the wrong time. He knows that. We needed someone to get big scores. We need those in this format. We needed good partnerships, but as soon as partnerships were developing we lost wickets,” the coach said in a post-match briefing.
The rain-affected game was reduced to 14 overs per side and was later called off after the 13th over of the first innings when Bangladesh were 105/8.
“At 45 for two, we got a really good start but then some really poor batting. I’m sure we’ll be better in the next game; guys have had a long boat trip, no practice yesterday with the weather being disruptive. I’m sure we’ll see an improved performance in the second match,” the coach said.
The positives from the game for Bangladesh was Nurul Hasan’s late cameo in the innings that took Bangladesh to a respectable position. Coach Domingo backed the player and said that he could well go on to become a future star for his side.
“Sohan, I think, can be a really important player for us in this format. He’s a powerful guy, big hitter at the back end that gives us a new dimension. But he also took the wrong option with the dismissal. There is learning for him. But it’s good to see him in good form, carrying the form from the Test matches,” Domingo said.
Bangladesh will play two more T20Is against West Indies followed by a 3 match ODI series. The tour began on a losing side for the team as they lost the 2-match Test series by 2-0.