Taskin: BD batters’ recent performance is the worst in a decade

Bangladesh Vice Captain Taskin Ahmed Reflects on Poor Batting Form in T20 World Cup 2024

Title: Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup 2024 Campaign: A Tale of Batting Woes and Bowling Brilliance

The T20 World Cup 2024 campaign was a rollercoaster ride for Bangladesh, with vice-captain Taskin Ahmed highlighting poor batting form as the primary reason for their disappointing performance. Despite some standout performances from individual players, the collective batting unit struggled to make an impact throughout the tournament.

Taskin Ahmed pointed out that the top three failed to provide a solid start in any of the innings, with only Litton Das managing to score a fifty from those positions. While Towhid Hridoy showed promise with his 153 runs at a strike rate of 128.57, the lack of support from senior players like Shakib and Mahmudullah in the middle order was a major concern.

The bowlers, on the other hand, put up a strong display with Tanzim Hasan and leg-spinner Rishad Hossain leading the charts. Taskin emphasized that talented cricketers are emerging from Bangladesh, and the bowling unit has been consistent and continues to improve.

Despite the disappointment of not making it to the semi-finals, Taskin highlighted the positives from the campaign, including qualifying for the Super Eight and winning three matches in the T20 World Cup for the first time. He urged fans to keep faith in the team and promised to give their best in future matches.

The last game against Afghanistan was a particularly tough pill to swallow, as Bangladesh fell short of the target needed to secure a spot in the semi-finals. Taskin acknowledged the team’s shortcomings but also emphasized the determination to learn from the experience and come back stronger.

Overall, Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup 2024 campaign was a mix of highs and lows, with the batting woes overshadowed by the brilliance of the bowling unit. As the team reflects on their performance and looks ahead to future challenges, there is a sense of optimism and determination to improve and make the country proud on the international stage.

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