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Tamim Iqbal not worried about Shakib’s off-form with the bat!

Tamim admits of controversary with Shakib Al Hasan

Tamim admits of controversary with Shakib Al Hasan

CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal is not at all worried about Shakib Al Hasan’s form, though he has not been able to match himself with the bat at the number three position in the batting order recently. Bangladesh played an ODI series at home last July. Shakib has scored only 19 (15, 0, 4) in the three matches of that series against Sri Lanka. Shakib batted in the same position in Zimbabwe before the Sri Lanka series, he scored 145 runs with eight wickets. Shakib was selected as the best cricketer of the series. In recognition of which, Shakib also won the ICC Player of the Month award.

Tamim said, “In the last six ODIs, only one player (Shakib Al Hasan) has batted in the No. 3 position. I’m not worried (about his form at number three). ‘

Although Shakib could not click on the same position in the last series, history and his statistics speak for his success. Shakib’s performance in the 2019 World Cup is proof of that. Batting at number three with two centuries and five half-centuries, he scored 708 runs in eight matches at an average of 7.56. He could not cross 50 runs in one match, yet he scored 41 runs in that match.

Tamim is worried about the number five position in the batting order before going down against the Afghans. Where the team management has decided to play one of the two new faces Yasir Ali Rabbi and Mahmudul Hasan Joy. Tamim said, ‘I am worried about the number 5 batting position. We have players like Joy and Yasir, so we have options. If we can find someone suitable for this position, it will be good for us. ‘

He added, ‘This position is especially important because here you have to run fast. But if we lose some wickets in the beginning, then the number 5 batsman will have to build the innings. We will give a chance to those who have done well in domestic cricket in this place.

Basically a much more appropriate win as an opener. However, Tamim said he has seen Joy play in the middle order in domestic cricket. “I saw him play in the middle order in the domestic ODI format,” Tamim said. He has batted in the 3rd and 4th position. He also has the ability to bat in the top three. He plays a good spin and that’s why we put him on the team. I think he is the best spinner among the youngsters. ‘

Regarding Yasir, Tamim said, ‘The same thing applies to Yasir. Whenever he gets a chance, he plays well. Let’s see who is playing in the 5th position. However, it is certain that if any of them play, he will play in the 5th position.

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