After the two Tests and three-match one-day series, the first match of the three-match T20 series has been played. And in the whole series against the Windies, this is the first time that Bangladesh is under real pressure.
The Tigers won the first match of the one-day series after defeating the Caribbean in the Test series. Although the Windies came back in the series after winning the next ODI, Bangladesh won the series by winning the last match comfortably. And to lose the first match of the T20 series, we must say this is a new experience for Bangladesh in this tour.
In the hope of getting back to the T20 series, the biggest inspiration for Bangladesh can be the T20 series of the last West Indies tour. After being defeated in the first T20 at St Kitt’s, Bangladesh grabbed T2O trophy against world champions T20 champions by winning the last two matches in Florida.
Although the players from Bangladesh camp have been saying this since the beginning of the series. Why not say? If they can beat the West Indies in T20s at overseas, then why not to repeat that at home?
Winning the series is very possible for Bangladesh, but the Windies team from Sylhet’s first T20 looks much more dangerous than the West Indies team in Florida. Here, the Caribbeans were busy trying to prove that they are current T20 World Champion. The way Shai Hope, Kemo Paul and Sheldon Cottrell played, you must confess that. Bangladesh was bowled out for just 129 runs and they have been chased down by the Caribbeans in just 10.5 overs.
But Bangladesh does not seem to be scared too much. Rather, the mistakes made by being the more courageous in the first T20 team, now they have planned to control the courage and reduce the mistakes. Soumya Sarkar came to the press conference yesterday and said the same.
On a question that what has gone wrong, he said, “It’s like losing the wicket at the beginning because the wicket fell at the beginning, there was a bit slow batting in the middle, simultaneously the power play should be used well.”
And in the first T20, the main mistakes made by the batsmen was the intention to show the muscular power more than the intellectuals. “We wanted to start well at the beginning, but if we were playing with intelligence, handled the pacers bit carefully in the first few overs, then we could have covered the runs at the end.”
Since the Tigers have been able to find their problems and set the solutions for that, so now it is only the turn of applying those in the field. And it will probably be held the same XI from Sylhet.