Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal expressed dismay over the 97-run loss to Sri Lanka within the third and remaining ODI right here on Friday, although the house staff gained the collection 2-1.
The defeat meant that Bangladesh did not garner the complete 30 factors (10 factors for every match) on supply within the collection underneath the brand new ICC ODI Tremendous League format. Factors earned in every match will now resolve the 2023 ODI World Cup qualification.
“You by no means know, these 10 factors might hassle us later. The ICC ODI Tremendous League shouldn’t be like a typical bilateral collection. After we had the chance, we must always have completed it correctly. We gained the collection, however I do not suppose we performed rather well. We bowled effectively, however now we have extra potential in our batting unit,” Iqbal informed cricinfo.com
Iqbal rued poor fielding of his staff. “Fielding was okay within the first two matches, but it surely was the identical previous fielding at present. We [dropped] vital catches at vital occasions. I’m disillusioned [with the third ODI],” he stated.
“If we neglect all the things simply because we gained the collection, it’s the identical factor once we come and say after a collection loss that now we have a variety of work to do. I’ll say the identical factor after this collection win: now we have loads to enhance on.”
However Iqbal stayed away from criticising the gamers. “Criticising them is simple, however I don’t prefer to criticise my gamers. I understand how exhausting they’re working. They haven’t carried out as much as their expectations. I’m certain they are going to put up a very good efficiency quickly. When they are going to carry out, we develop into a stronger staff.”