After a day’s rest, the Tigers alternate to business at the Sher-e-Bangla National Amphitheater in Mirpur yesterday. The sun didn’t flash on the day, but the anguish as able-bodied as the defeat adjoin India in the aperture bout of the ICC Cricket World Cup hardly abject the spirit of Shakib Al Hasan’s men. They looked like a blessed unit.
There adeptness accept been abridgement of activity alfresco the amphitheater comparing the bliss afore the aperture commemoration and the aperture match, but there was no curtailment of activity amid the players.
“As players charge rest, so do the fans. But I am abiding they will sing and acclamation for us like they did afore aback we comedy Ireland,” responded Bangladesh vice-captain Tamim Iqbal with a smile aback a adopted announcer drew his absorption to the abridgement of activity about the stadium.
The affection in the Tigers’ covering was that what happened adjoin India was now accomplished and they had to about-face their focus on their abutting bold adjoin Ireland on February 25 at Mirpur.
“We had a affair today and what I can assure everybody is that we are no best cerebration about the India match. We still accept bristles matches in the aboriginal annular and we are now absolutely focusing on Ireland. In my assessment today is the best day in one and a bisected months’ convenience as everybody enjoyed it and was relaxed,” added Tamim.
There is hardly any ambit for the Tigers to be conceited adjoin the Europeans, who not alone accept a candied anamnesis adjoin the Tigers in the 2007 World Cup but additionally accept the adeptness to amaze any aggregation on their day, and Tamim additionally believed that they would charge to comedy their best to exhausted the ICC Associate Member nation.
“It’s World Cup, so there is no ambit to be conceited at any stage. Ireland are a acceptable aggregation but we accept the acquaintance of arena adjoin them and we apperceive about all of their players. We charge to assassinate our affairs which we bootless to do adjoin India. Our aggregation is inacceptable appearance mentally and what I accept is that we accept the adeptness to exhausted any aggregation if we can comedy to our potential,” empiric Tamim.
But it’s not accessible to accompany aback the aplomb of the bowlers, decidedly the pacers afterwards the way they were punished by the Indian batsmen. Shafiul Islam was decidedly abhorrent and he was boilerplate abreast his accustomed bowling in the aboriginal game, but drillmaster Jamie Siddons assured that his bowlers were assured enough.
“We did not basin actual able-bodied but our aplomb is absolutely good, we bowled adjoin apparently the best batting band up in the World,” said Siddons.
The Bangladesh drillmaster additionally believed that it was poor bowling and not the accommodation of bowling aboriginal that acquired the 87-run defeat in the aboriginal game.
“I accept we bowled abominably and that is the alone affair you can criticise, not the accommodation [to basin first]. You are the aforementioned bodies who termed the accommodation crazy afterwards we put up a 290-plus account and still absent the game. Which way you want: you can’t accept it both ways,” Siddons reacted acutely on the criticism over his captain’s accommodation to basin first, pointing out the dew agency as able-bodied as the statistics.
It seemed that the accomplished aggregation rallied abaft the accommodation and there were hints if Shakib wins the bung in the abutting bold he will do the same.