After defeating Bangladesh by two wickets in a Group B match on Thursday, Sri Lanka advanced to the Super Four stage thanks to a late blitz from Asitha Fernando and Dasun Shanaka.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan stated spinners bowling no-balls is a crime and that they need to improve their death over bowling after losing to Sri Lanka in a dramatic game and being eliminated from the Asia Cup. To know more about it, read the article till the end.
Shakib comments on team’s bowling
“We bowled poorly at the end of the innings, but we batted incredibly effectively. We got off to a good start and kept getting wickets. We exceeded our projection by 10 to 15 runs. We must accept that and go on, focusing on the positives while keeping the World Cup in mind “In a post-match press conference, Shakib said.
Mahedi Hasan, a right-arm off-break bowler, bowled a no-ball in the match’s final crucial over when Sri Lanka required three runs in four balls. Asitha Fernando of Sri Lanka seized the chance, hammered the ball straight on the leg-side, and led the team to a two-wicket victory.
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When discussing Mahedi Hasan and the game, Shakib stated, “Mehidy Hasan has had success playing domestic cricket. He handled the pressure nicely. Nobody enjoys watching their team bowl poorly. It is illegal for spinners to bowl no balls. We bowled a lot of wides and no-balls. I believe there was pressure on us. For the world cup, we need to work on it. We hope to steadily advance.”
The Bangladesh captain praised Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis for his strong 60 runs in 37 balls and said that Mendis can play spin bowling with ease. He also stated that they needed to strengthen their last five over bowling.
“Spin bowling is a skill that Kusal Mendis excels at. Our death bowling needs to be improved. I believe a lot of things will improve if we can bowl better in the final five overs”, he concluded.