Shakib Al Hasan believes that they need to improve in all three departments drastically if they are to compete with their opponents. Afghanistan earned a comfortable 45-run win in the opening game to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
”We have to focus on various areas and make drastic improvements,” said Shakib. “‘They are a good side. In all three departments – batting, bowling and fielding they were ahead of us,” he said. ”They just crushed us in every department,” he added.
”It was a difficult decision. If he was tried and went for few runs than you would say why I had given him the ball despite having bowlers at my disposal,” he argued.
Bangladesh have to win the second game scheduled for Tuesday (5th June) to stay alive in the three-match series.