Kolkata: For so long, it has not been officially said that Bangladesh has been knocked out of the race for the semi-finals. But after losing to Pakistan in Eden, Bangladesh is officially out of the race for the semi-finals. Another fear has begun. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already announced who will be able to play in the next Champions Trophy. The first seven teams in the World Cup points table and hosts Pakistan. It is doubtful whether Bangladesh will be able to come on that list. Bangladesh must win the next two matches. Also, keep an eye on the results of other teams. The reality is very difficult for Bangladesh. After the final failure in the World Cup, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said, ‘Looking for answers’.
Bangladesh has only one win in the World Cup. They defeated Afghanistan in the first match. From then on it was just disappointment. There were some good individual performances but no success as a team. Batting failure at Eden too. Batting first, Bangladesh were bowled out for just 204 runs. Pakistan won the match easily. At the end of the game, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said, ‘There were not enough runs on the board. The pitch here is very good. We lost wickets early and were under pressure. Sometimes I made a pair. Although not as big a pair as needed. We should have performed better in bowling too.’
After the great win, Babar Azam has some chance of a semi-final. Praising Pakistan, Shakib Al Hasan also said, ‘They played brilliantly. Credit must be given. I also have to think about my batting order. I was batting upwards, I didn’t get a run. Confidence was also at rock bottom. It is not good to change so much between the World Cup.
Bangladesh captain came to bat at number 6 against Pakistan in Eden. He scored only 14 runs off the first 35 balls. Then speed up the run. The captain scored 43 runs off 64 balls. His deterioration in the batting order is also one of the reasons for his poor performance! Maybe that’s what Shakib wanted to convey.