• Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020
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Washout saves Bangladesh from possible whitewash

  • Published at 05:08 pm January 27th, 2020
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The Tigers had already conceded the T20I series after losing the first two matches on the back of dismal batting performances.

The third and final match of the T20I series against Pakistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium Monday, saving Bangladesh from a possible whitewash.

The Tigers had already conceded the T20I series after losing the first two matches on the back of dismal batting performances. With the first phase of the Pakistan tour now complete, the Bangladesh team was scheduled to return to Dhaka in the early hours Tuesday.

The team is set to fly back to Pakistan on February 5 for the first Test, before the Pakistan players take part in the Pakistan Super League T20. 

Questions have been raised over the unusual batting approach by the Tigers, with the use of five openers in the match day line-up leaving supporters puzzled.

Bangladesh T20I captain Mahmudullah said his side still needs time to fire in the shortest format, and the performance in this series was nowhere near the team’s actual ability.

“I was a bit disappointed with our performances. I think we are better than that. I think we need to sit back and watch the areas we can improve on. We have got a very young team at the moment and we need to give them enough opportunities and a bit time to gain the experience,” Mahmudullah said after the washed-out third T20I in Lahore on Monday.

“I think we do not have much to take away from this tour. I think Tamim [Iqbal’s] batting was one positive thing. He batted just as it is required on these types of pitches. I think we could not do well as a batting unit overall, even though the pitch was not very batting friendly,” he added.

The third phase of the series, involving one ODI and the second Test, will be held in April after the PSL T20.