Bangladesh is not dwelling on its beautiful defeat to West Indies. Actually, it is upbeat.
Captain Mominul Haque says his aspect is set to salvage the two-match take a look at sequence when the second take a look at begins on Thursday.
They’ve had just a few days to regroup since Sunday’s loss in Chattogram. Kyle Mayers grew to become the primary batsman to attain a fourth-innings double century on debut as West Indies chased down 395 runs for a three-wicket win within the first take a look at.
“It’s not good to consider what occurred prior to now,” Mominul mentioned Wednesday. “There’s (a) lot of positives within the first take a look at and we wish to go on with these optimistic issues.
“Everybody within the staff stays upbeat.”
Bangladesh shall be with out Shakib Al Hasan within the second take a look at after the ace all-rounder was dominated out with thigh harm. Additionally, opener Shadman Islam was dominated out with hip harm. Shadman made 59 within the first innings of the primary take a look at.
Mominul hoped that Shakib’s alternative — Soumya Sarkar — will present his price.
“To cowl up his absence, we have now to make two modifications within the staff,” Mominul mentioned. “Subsequently, we have now changed him with a participant who can bat and bowl each.”
“I don’t assume it’s good to speak a lot about Shakib’s absence. We have now to go on with what sources we have now.”
In the meantime, West Indies’ drawback is to keep up its consistency. Throughout its England tour final yr, it received the primary take a look at earlier than shedding two matches to concede the sequence.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons urged his aspect to maintain up the depth.
“I’m bored with these one wins after which struggling for the subsequent three or 4 video games,” Simmons mentioned this week.
“We have to enhance on some issues and proceed the depth in our preparation,” he added. “We have now to verify we don’t go backwards once more. We try arduous to place issues in place in order that we don’t go in that course.”