Don’t claim the ODI squad is totally prepared but have some ideas: Tamim
Tamim Iqbal, the ODI captain for Bangladesh, stated that he is beginning to see how his side is developing in preparation for the 50-over World Cup in 2018. Bangladesh easily defeated West Indies in the ODI series and seems to have a game plan for winning in the format after cruising to victory in the Caribbean despite being without Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Yasir Ali, three crucial players.
In the midst of the excitement, Tamim issued a word of caution, saying that his team had plenty of room for growth and wouldn’t be swayed into overvaluing the series victory given the nature of the wickets’ spinning.
“I’m hesitant to give this series a high rating. We have won the series, but I am not overly thrilled about it since this pitch offers too much support for spinners, so it is not like we have conquered the globe. The better play is required to win games while playing on better surfaces. I am aware that the wicket was challenging but not unplayable. If we had been able to chase down these runs by taking seven or eight wickets, we might have stated that there had been some progress” Tamim added.
Tamim also disclosed that the management insisted that he not make the significant changes to the team that he had first recommended for the third ODI.
“I believe that in the future, we must demonstrate our bench strength; otherwise, how can I believe that Taijul or Mossadek possess those qualities? It may not be possible for us to change five players at once, but if we can accomplish it with one or two guys, it is preferable, and that is how we should go. The finest ODI teams operate in this manner, and when they win a series, they switch teams.
Because we have never done it before and because there is a misunderstanding, we may need to be a little bit bolder do it. However, I am confident that in the future, people will have a lot more opportunities, he added.