Bangladesh can change the opening in Sri Lanka war

Bangladesh can change the opening in Sri Lanka war
Bangladesh can change the opening in Sri Lanka war

In T20 cricket, the onus is on the openers to score quick runs in the power play of the first six overs. After they gave the team a storming start, the rest capitalized on that and ran towards big collections.

But the Bangladesh team has a stormy start, but the openers can’t even keep the run wheel moving. Even the conditions were so bad that in the last 23 innings no opening pair could get past the first six overs.

In the last one year in T20, Bangladesh’s opening pair returned before the team’s fifty in 24 out of 25 innings. The situation in the last 13 innings is even worse, the opening pair broke even before the team score touched double digits.

Although Liton Das was doing well, he is out of this year’s Asia Cup due to injury. It was heard before the team went to Dubai in the Asia Cup that Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim or Mehdi Hasa Miraj can open!

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However, opener Naeem Sheikh returned to the Asia Cup team at the last minute without doing anything. Enamul Haque also opened with a win against the Afghans.

Both were unable to score runs early on, with quick outs pushing the team further into the abyss. Vijay never once tried to play boundary or aggressive cricket. Naeem also hit only one four.

Very unhappy team management on both of them. In the do or die match against Sri Lanka, they have given a glimpse of change in the opening position.

In that case, Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Sabbir Rahman will be seen in the opening. Sabbir returned to the national team after three years with the Asia Cup. If there is no chance in the first match, he may be in the eleven today.

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On the other hand, Mirage last played T20 against Afghanistan four years ago. After that, he did not have a place in the T20 XI.

Sabbir Rahman never opened in international cricket. On the other hand, Mirage opened the 2018 Asia Cup against India in the ODI format.

Even then the openers failed, Mirage was forced to open due to injury. This time, the team management can move towards opening with irregular openers.

Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka in the last match of Group ‘B’ on Thursday (September 1). There is no option for the Tigers to win this match if they want to go to the Super Four.


The article is in Bengali

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