Mahmudullah keen to establish Bangladeshi brand of cricket in T20s

Following their highest successful run-chase in T20Is, Tamim Iqbal, who was one of the architects in that win, touched upon the fact that this win was one they were in dire need of, having won only one of their last 14 T20Is

The move to promote Liton Das as the opener worked wonders in negating Akila Dananjaya’s effectiveness in the powerplay overs, and it is expected that he will be entrusted with the same role against an in-form Washington Sundar too. Tamim played a fine hand, as did Soumya Sarkar.

“It would be hard on the bowlers if I make some comments here. They had bowled well in the opening game and we had derived some confidence from there. They weren’t too good in the next game. On a wicket like this where batting has come easy, damage control is the most important thing,” Mahmudullah said on Tuesday (March 13).

“The Indian bowlers have done well, there’s no doubt about it but I guess our spinners too had done well in the game against them. There was a spell of about 20-odd balls where they couldn’t score a boundary with Mehidy Hasan and Nazmul Islam bowling. If the bowling department can step up a little more, we will be able to do even better,” he added.

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