Allow the noise to fade

DailyStar || Shining BD

Published: 3/16/2023 4:46:09 AM

Tamim Iqbal, the captain of the ODI team, and Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of the T20I team, were rumored to not get along in the media prior to the two white-ball series against England.


According to the information provided to the media, the dressing room had a hazardous atmosphere. Even though the team lost the ODI series 2-1, they ignored the commotion and defeated their opponents 3-0 in the T20Is to mount a comeback.

A shift in body language made the difference in all four victories, particularly against an England team that had been having success both in terms of results and style of play. Their combative attitude has easily transposed across mediums and left an impression that has been challenging to contain under any circumstance.

Although it was anticipated that the Tigers would perform better in the ODIs, they really came alive in the T20Is. New cricketers who didn't seem to be burdened by failure or fear were brought into the lineup, and they were given confidence by Shakib's interactions with them.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz claimed yesterday that every cricketer was giving it their all.

"The outcomes didn't matter to us. We attempted to determine how to carry out and adhere to the process," he said. Overall, the team's composition was strong, and we prevailed because each player gave it their all, he continued.

In contrast to the ODIs, where the fielding and particularly the batting highlighted the need for significant improvement, the batting, bowling, and fielding all made an impression in the T20Is.

Because the T20I team was so full of newcomers to the international scene, it was even more unexpected.

While Najmul Hossain Shanto and Hasan Mahmud continued to establish themselves, performers with years of experience on the domestic circuit, such as Towhid Hridoy and Rony Talukdar, demonstrated their mettle. After the game, it appeared that Shakib had kept things straightforward in the locker room. The three departments only had plans, not any expectations.

"We didn't have any dreams about it, but we also didn't put any pressure on ourselves before the series. We avoided discussing how to win games. He had said, "We just wanted to play good cricket.

As a result, Hridoy and Rony made their shots, Hasan bowled a yorker during a crucial portion of the second T20I to go along with some excellent death bowling in the first game, and Shanto scored runs in each of the three T20Is. Performances in the most recent BPL, where good wickets tested bowlers and batters carried confidence into the national setup, were crucial for Shakib.

"This [T20I] team performed admirably in the BPL this year. The England tour wouldn't be far off. The top five or six batters in this series also led the BPL in runs scored. For those who score the most wickets, it is the same. The confidence did persist, according to Shakib's Tuesday statement.

Players' ability to express themselves was valued, and management relied on them. Chandika Hathurusingha, however, had begun his first term in 2014 with great success. If Bangladesh is to keep going in this direction, BCB hierarchy noise regarding players needs to quiet down so that they don't bring failure fear into series.

Every series starts with talk of a lack of leg-spin options, a weak batting order, and the inability to score 180 or more runs in T20Is. In a format where the Tigers have frequently been found wanting, providing good pitches in the BPL can result in a 3-0 sweep of England. It is time to stop talking about specific people and instead concentrate on domestic cricket and resolving these issues.

So that performance in international cricket does not become a problem, let the noise die down.

Shining BD