‘Bangladesh batting is a concern’ – Mahmudullah after the team’s shock loss to Scotland

Mahmudullah said the team failed to play aggressively

Mahmudullah ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah has said that the team’s batting is a cause of concern. The comments came after the team suffered a shocking six runs loss to Scotland in the ongoing International T20 Qualifiers in Oman. Chasing 141, the Bangladesh batters failed to get going despite getting good starts. The batters also failed to play with intent as none of the batters could strike at above 120. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 38 but he got those runs at a strike rate of 105.56.

Dejected by the bitter loss, the Bangladesh skipper said that the team must play an aggressive brand of cricket. “I am very much frustrated,” Mahmudullah said. “Our batting is a concern. We have to bat better. We have to play aggressive cricket, regardless of the situation. We have a deep batting line-up, with Mohammad Saifuddin at No. 9. We may need to think over some changes tomorrow.”

Apart from Rahim, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan also managed to score 28 and 23 runs respectively but the duo failed to hit boundaries and scored at a strike rate of below 100. Mahmudullah said the team struggled to hit boundaries which added to the pressure. The skipper said the team has to bat better next time around.

“We didn’t deliberately bat slowly. We couldn’t hit those boundaries. We have to bat better next time. A lot of things will come up since we lost the game. I think we didn’t play well today, but we are a good T20 team. We have the capability. When we play our best cricket, we can win games,” said Mahmudullah.

Bangladesh have to quickly regroup and hope to perform well in the remaining of the Qualifiers. They next face Oman on Wednesday (October 19).

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