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‘If we want to do well in T20, we must prepare batting wicket at home’ : Habibul Bashar on Bangladesh’s batting woes

By BetBarter Staff

October 31, 2021

Bangladesh have got off to a horrendous start in the 20-20 World Cup. The team has lost three games against Sri Lanka, England and West Indies and are almost out of the semifinal race. In all the three defeats, the batting let the team down with none of the senior batters like Shakib-Al- Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mahmudullah clicking in unison.

A lot was expected from Bangladesh considering the form they had shown in the build-up to the competition. The Asian team beat stronger sides like Australia and New Zealand on spin-friendly wickets and nicely warmed up to the event. The problems though began in UAE, where the team didn’t get the same wickets that they got in Bangladesh. Habibul Bashar, the selector of the team feels playing on better wickets at home can solve Bangladesh's batting woes.

''There is a lot of talk regarding the wicket of Australia and New Zealand but one must remember that win was also important,'' Habibul said on Saturday.

''If we want to do well in T20 we must prepare batting wicket at home. In the domestic T20 tournament, we don't get good wickets because we play in the same wicket over and over again and that is why we failed to produce power hitters.

Bangladesh have two matches left in Group A, against South Africa and Australia.