Tamim finds nothing positive, blames top orders batsmen for losing
Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal is unwilling to show any excuse for their defeat against New Zealand and bring top order batsmen to the custody for awkward batting display.
"Getting runs from top five batsmen is very important," Tamim told in the post-match virtual press conference on Saturday. "If anyone of us can carry the innings then it's possible to post a big total of 260, 270 or 280".
"I said in the previous press conference that we must not blame preparations for our failure and will not show any excuse. I do personally think that 14-day quarantine, 7-day small group practices and camp in Queenstown were enough to make us prepare," he added.
Is there anything in the match to take positively? "To be honest there's nothing to take positively from this match," Tamim replied honestly.
"If I am told, I must say that the 5-6 overs' spell of Mahedi was the only good thing," he stated.
Bangladesh bowler could take two wickets only. But Tamim backed up his bowlers. He said, "If we got all out scoring 130 or below 200, then bowlers become helpless".
Tigers' batsmen were helpless against New Zealand bowlers and displayed their everlasting weakness against pace. Bangladesh captain acknowledged it and said, "Batting in the early morning was a bit tough. Bowlers were getting seam and swing".
"But look at our 'outs', 3 or four were very soft wickets which we do not expect at all. We take pride of our batting unit and we are not a team to score 130 runs only. It doesn't matter how tough the conditions is," he explained.
"We had traveller two to three times in New Zealand within last four years. We know what can happen here and we have knowledge about the behaviour patterns of ball," ended Tamim.