Its frustrating to see players missing easy catches: Papon
CRICDOT DESK : The T20 World Cup is set to take place in Australia in a few months. Many parties have already started the process of forming teams for that purpose. But in Bangladesh cricket ‘experimentation’ is still going on. This was understood in the speech of BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon after the Afghanistan match on Saturday.
He doesn’t see anyone except one or two to be dropped from the XI of the just-concluded T20 series. After the match at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla, Papun said about the World Cup plan, ‘What will you plan? Can Liton be dropped from the first three of the team? Can you get Shakib? Can’t Mushfiq? Riyadh? Afif? Can’t Then there is spinner Mahedi. There are two places for you. One of the first three and who will play at number seven.
So everyone has to take responsibility. Everyone has to perform. Excluding those one or two players is of no use. The rest of us are going to have to perform. Today has been a frustrating day for me. If Liton had scored some runs today, we wouldn’t have had any problems. One day it could be bad batting. But then it feels bad to see three or four easy catches. There may be a loss in the match, but all those who have made catches do not seem to be in the game. It is very sad and painful. ‘
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Starting from last year’s T20 World Cup, Bangladesh has won only one of the last 10 T20 matches in the Pakistan-Afghanistan series. Why is this format not improving? Papun’s answer to such a question is, ‘It is not right to say that there is no improvement. Calculated from the World Cup? I thought you would say the Australia-New Zealand series. No matter what you do, if you make all these catches and the best fielders, not even a new guy is coming and throwing catches! If we make such an easy catch, then we must have missed a couple of matches to make such a catch before the World Cup.
We need to improve a lot here. Look at the batting. I can’t do the run rate or the run I need at this time. We can’t take the opportunity of the first six overs. But we do not know these problems. Now it is necessary to replace new players in these places. ‘
In this situation, the BCB president asked for more time to improve the T20 format. He emphasized on creating T20 specialist cricketers, saying, “Not everyone is like that, we need at least three or four T20 specialists.” Which we don’t have at the moment. The experiment is still going on. But we have a long way to go in T20. Several new boys have done well. Munim Shahriar and Yasir Rabbi have been included in the squad. There are more, more will come. They also have to give a time. They don’t need anyone yet. They need to gain experience. ‘