Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Mushfiqur apologises for 'shameful' defeat

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

June 17, 2014

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Stuart Binny had Mushfiqur Rahim caught behind, Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, June 17, 2014
Mushfiqur Rahim's wicket for 11 triggered the Bangladesh collapse © AFP

Mushfiqur Rahim has apologised to Bangladesh fans for his team's "shameful" 47-run defeat in the second ODI against India. Chasing 106, Bangladesh were demolished for 58, blowing their chance to level the three-match series and extending their losing streak to nine games.

Having dismissed India for 105, their lowest total against Bangladesh, the home side were 44 for 2 in the 12th over with debutant Mithun Ali and Mushfiqur batting with purpose. They then lose eight wickets for 14 runs.

"I don't have an explanation for this defeat," Mushfiqur said. "All I can say is that we had a very good opportunity. There cannot be anything more shameful, so I apologise to the nation on behalf of the team.

"A lot of problems can be identified after such a defeat. Maybe we are trying hard, but I don't know what is exactly going wrong. We will discuss our problems tomorrow, but I think if this were our second team, they would have played better cricket. It is very disappointing."

Mushfiqur said most of the batsmen lacked the mental strength to battle it out on a difficult pitch or during a testing period. The Mirpur surface had extra pace and bounce, but it was movement and a persistent line and length that worked for Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma.

"There can be a lot of questions. We were set in the crease but we couldn't finish the game," Mushfiqur said. "We had to try as hard as we usually do but our batsmen didn't show the mental toughness required in the middle. When they bowled two or three good overs, we played the wrong shots, which caused the defeat.

Bangladesh's bowlers also had success on the surface. Taskin Ahmed became the first Bangladesh bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut, and Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin Hossain bowled tightly from the other end.

"Taskin and Mashrafe bhai bowled very well. Al-Amin tried very hard," Mushfiqur said. "Mithun and I were batting quite well too, but I don't know what happened all of a sudden. Nothing can be worse than this and I didn't expect such poor cricket."

Mushfiqur was questioned on Tamim Iqbal's prolonged run of poor form and his choice of shots off the first two balls of the chase. He had hit the first for four and was dismissed off the second. Mushfiqur defended the opener but hinted that it might be time for change.

"Maybe it was his plan to play attacking, but he should have judged the wicket," Mushfiqur said. "A 30 or 40 from him would have made a difference but as I said, the approach may be good but the application is not there.

"It has been long and things haven't happened for us. So maybe now the management might think of a change, which could bring about a better balanced team."

Towards the end of the press conference, the BCB media manager had called for the last three questions. Mushfiqur finished them with a relieved, "that's all," but there was one more question. There will be more in the coming days.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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Posted by rick333 on (June 19, 2014, 23:01 GMT)

This captain has become non sense these days. Following his press conference is like following Reality show of Kardarshian aka American Rakhi Sawanth cateogry. All masala without any talent.In my opinion he is not worthy of leading a nation. Is there no other captaincy material in Bangladesh?

Posted by Desihungama on (June 18, 2014, 16:12 GMT)

This is unbelievable. World Cup is less than a year away and Bangladesh has no clue of their playing eleven. This current lot will continue to get shot out for less than 100 on bouncy pitches of Aus/NZ. They need to change captain so next one can bring some humility to the job.And what's up with Nasir Hussein? Does he want to be a captain? A well wisher of Bangladesh cricket from Pak.

Posted by ADARSH100 on (June 18, 2014, 12:25 GMT)

Mushi was over confident before the start of this series. Now he realized a game or series cant be predicted checking the names of the players and scores. Work hard, stick to the basics, be confident ( Not over confidence).

Batsmen must try to spend more time in crease rather than attacking. Try to rotate the strike in all the balls rather than looking for big hits. I guess only Mushi tries to do that but not others. Shakib too tries to play cameo roles against the match situation. Kohli has mastered the technique of rotating his strikes and make big scores. Yet his strike rate is above 90+.

Risks and tension about run rate must be there only on t20. Even if there are 3-4 maiden over on trot in ODI, treat the bowls according to its merit rather than slogging.

Risks must be taken from death overs or from where the situation asks for.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 10:50 GMT)

@vkias it was just a twenty twenty,but look at Odi series ,we completely dominated it,that's where Bangladesh starts to struggle,we played 3rd odi without having 7 seniors and we won it 6 wickets.

Posted by imtiazjaleel on (June 18, 2014, 10:48 GMT)

Maybe the comment from Mushfiqur spur the Indians to perform better than usual. Anyhow, our Ranjhi Teams can also beat BD 7 out of 10 times. BD is no better than Afghanistan or Ireland. Maybe they would have won more matches than BD has won if the same number of matches has been played by these countries.

Posted by British_North_America on (June 18, 2014, 10:42 GMT)

All the critics of Bangladesh, if you really want betterment of Bangladesh, why don't you suggest what is necessary? To drop out of form players like Mahmudullah, Tamim, Nasir, etc.Continuous abusing and bring associate status issues refers to mere hatred.

Posted by Kruns on (June 18, 2014, 10:22 GMT)

I am Big fan of Team India and after that i love WI and BD the most. This is actually a shameful performance from BD's they should have stick to basics and got this target very easily. M Rahim is a very good Batsmen and i think he should concentrate only on his batting let him concentrate in Batting and keeping wickets. That will automatically reduce his Media interactions. I Still feel that BD has the caliber to play at a highest level and this is a good lesson and i can vouch for the BD team to come hard now with future series to come this year...

Posted by vkumar_086 on (June 18, 2014, 9:04 GMT)

@ ChandimaEranda...ifs and buts wont work in cricket bro....planning, strategy, hardwork and proper execution in ground make you win matches.....there were lot of matches in which SL won in last overs and in last ball against BD...but INDIA won both matches quite comprehensively and along with second string side, which could not be comparable with full strength SL team which played against this side raina is the most experienced person and except him nobody played even 50 matches but still INDIA is winning matches outside of its home

Posted by Baundele on (June 18, 2014, 8:52 GMT)

As a Bangladeshi fan, I apologize for expecting them to chase down 106, which created pressure on them, and eventually caused the defeat!

Posted by jimbond on (June 18, 2014, 8:23 GMT)

No need for the BD captain to apologize. For the simple reason that how long can one keep on apologizing. Best is to keep their mouths shut and focus on improving the performances by giving chances to promising guys and dropping the totally out of form seniors. Because of the subcontinental lobby they are lucky to play test cricket. However BD should have a self imposed exile from tests/ODIs, play 'unofficial tests' against sides like Afghanisthan, Ireland, and improve the team. Only when the team is good enough should the team return to the international stage.

Posted by Jadejafan on (June 18, 2014, 8:09 GMT)

So this is Bangladesh's 9th straight loss this year? - Bangladesh need to start with the basics and work your way up gradually. Please for now play and arrange games against the associates - Ireland, Scotland, UAE, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and Afghanistan so these straight losses won't happen instead of wasting teams like India's time. I'm saying that because Bangladesh team is on a new-low and down and out and at this rate there's just no way you'll be able to beat any of the top 8. There's a reason why top 6 associate teams have ODI status and would be good for both. Bangladesh should really be grateful that the top 8 have bilateral arrangements already in FTP with you but asking for extra series like this is just pushing it and wasting time because you're just keep on losing.

Posted by ramli on (June 18, 2014, 8:02 GMT)

@Manushankar V K Nair ... a talented bunch of BD cricketers you say ... getting beaten by virtual new entrants to competitive cricket like Nepal and Hong Kong proves it wrong ... a bad day in office is acceptable, but not having occasional good days ... BD team lacks international standard as of now ... there is need to critically evaluate the performance and take bold decisions ... till then, BD will remain mostly mediocre and in "flash in the pan" category

Posted by prof_aks on (June 18, 2014, 7:40 GMT)

No one will be actually improving the condition of BD, they must intro inspect them selves each player, each selection com. member, take tough decisions, justify your worth, play seriously or leave . There is no pressure on you to play international cricket with this pitiable performance. You r losing in your own ground, so think seriously.

Posted by akashhaque on (June 18, 2014, 7:33 GMT)

BD players should pay for their mistake, everytime it shouldnot go un paid. We must reduce their yearly salary from BCB by 50% at least.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (June 18, 2014, 7:29 GMT)

Bangladesh batting was simply embarrassing despite the surface being a very difficult one. Even against top bowling teams like South Africa that 106 score should've been chased with ease. I mean you had all the time in the world to chase that down some 100+ balls at less than 2 runs an over when they were like 40-2 at one stage till the dramatic collapse. Mahmudullah rash shot which got him a golden duck sums up the batting for Bangladesh and lack of value in their wickets.

Now I understand why Australia, South Africa and England don't and still not planning to invite Bangladesh especially for a test series because they know how Bangladesh will seriously struggle on such pitches and quite rightly so because it will lose television viewership and won't bring in crowds if Bangladesh bat like that.

Bangladesh can't demand to play the top teams but to earn its respect. You can earn that respect by improving your Cricket from top to bottom then we can start seeing good results.

Posted by DaisonGarvasis on (June 18, 2014, 7:07 GMT)

Bangladesh Board should put restrictions for their players from making public statements and there should be screening on who talks to media and what is to be spoken to media. This defeat wouldnt have been as bad in public eyes if Mushfiqar had not brought up the "A Team" thing before the series. Agreed they are the National side but in reality they lack quality in the field. The defeat by Afganistan is no fluke, that reflects the quality of both those sides. In case of Bangladesh the trend is if they cant make news in the playing field, the players are opting to make the news sitting in the press conference. The board should stop players talking anything and everything to media.

Posted by balajik1968 on (June 18, 2014, 6:56 GMT)

When I got home yesterday, I turned on the TV to see the match status, expecting Bangladesh to be close to victory. I was shocked to see the result. Bangladesh needs to really worry about their cricket, if a second string team mauls them this way. Agreed the ball moved a lot, but 105 is not difficult for an International team. It required patience. I suppose this will leave lasting scars on Bangladesh cricket.

Posted by sergio11 on (June 18, 2014, 6:42 GMT)

@VickGower....still talking huh??lol...apart from Raina no other players has played more than 40 ODIs in that ind rested 8 of the regular players and doesnt include players like gambir,yuvi,bajji,Vijay...if they had included these players probably we can call "A" team...Ind's record at home is best in the world my bro..when was the last time ind lose 9 in a row at home???..well i liked your 3rd point..if u hav nothing to say,say something and think you've won the argument..way to go bro...Rahim is a below avg batter,wicket keeper and captain..if a proven player like shakib had made comments like this..well its a different story..may be..ind will digest not from a guy who was made captian because Dhoni and Sanga bgn the wicket keeper captain of there side were doing gr8..

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 6:28 GMT)

I wish they could have win this and nest match India would have taken. 105 was not a big score. But mostly they are lacking confidence. This kind of chance would may not come again to BD.

Posted by TrulyIndiancricfan on (June 18, 2014, 6:26 GMT)

@ ChandimaEranda.. Lot of ifs from you.. It seems you are a Srilankan hoping for an Indian defeat.. It should be noted that Srilankans when on tour of BD won games on the last ball on more than one occasion. The match could have gone either way.. I would say Srilankans were luckier than the Indians.. Don't analyse too much.. A win is always a win and about yesterday's win, it was a comprehensive one

Posted by Nervewrecker on (June 18, 2014, 6:19 GMT)

Mind games were successful business only for the mighty Australian team of 1999-2007 when they actually had the firepower to back up their word power. Impressed by their success, many other average teams thought they could impact the game with some pre-match gibberish. That's not the case. Talk is potent only if you can actually realize the potential on the field. Bangladesh should wake up from the illusion that they can scar their opponent with words when in reality they are a mediocre team on the field. They should stay grounded and focus on improving their skills. Talk only when they develop a fearsome pace attack or a destructive batting line up.

Posted by sundarc9 on (June 18, 2014, 6:14 GMT)

This Indian team may not have the Indian Super Stars but most of these players have travelled with the seniors for sometime now and have been knocking for their opportunities to get in the playing eleven. It was a bit immature for MR to call this Indian side as "A" team. The overcast conditions and the pitch demanded the batsmen to put their head down and grind it out. In that respect batsmen from both sides failed miserably. Bangladesh has a good set of players but they lack the mental strength to wade through difficult phases of the match. One win here and there over bigger teams have been mainly due to individual brilliance in most of the cases. Very rarely these wins have been due to collective team effort.14 years as full members of ICC is long time and its about time they start upsetting bigger teams on a regular basis. Bd's wins over bigger teams are still termed as upsets, now it is time their wins are termed as wins and for that to happen BD needs to win more consistently.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 5:43 GMT)

Not sure how many times he will lose and how many times he would apologies to the fans. Would be good if he concentrates in developing a good talented side rather than speaking in press with senseless talk.

Posted by ChandimaEranda on (June 18, 2014, 5:38 GMT)

If ( Binny didn't took 6 wickets, Match didn't interrupt by rain, India wasn't Lucky ) BD would have won this match also as they supposed to won all their previous matches.

ICC please make a decision and consider about one of Ireland, Netherland, Afghan Teams.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 5:16 GMT)

Rahim should have waited for the series to get over to make a statement as strong as he did...2 ways to look at it

1. Bangladesh being insulted by the quality of Indian team ...termed by Rahim as India A. 2. Indian players being insulted by being referred to as India A team.

One thing did not change though, the expected outcome.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 4:54 GMT)

Modern day batsmen doesn't have technique and patience to bat out on a bowler friendly wickets. They are just flat track bullies.

Posted by vjwithcricinfo on (June 18, 2014, 4:26 GMT)

Mushfiquir should worry about his own team rather commenting on the Second String Indian team.. The so called "Second String" team has travelled with the seniors and they are well equipped.. MR should mind his words and concentrate on his game..

Posted by tanstell87 on (June 18, 2014, 4:24 GMT)

Bangladesh beat Australia in 2005 & India and South Africa in World Cup 2007 and it was by fluke & they thought that can beat any team in ODI cricket...

What is Mushfikur's business with India sending their have to beat the opposition if its A team or B team... but again what BD & BD fans do is they talk but results never go in their favour...on Sunday umpire Enamul gave 2 howlers but still BD could beat a second string side...

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 4:21 GMT)

Cricketers, especially team captains should be matured enough while making statements in press conferences and interviews. We have respect to Bangladesh Captain but most of the time he talks too much. Sometimes it makes a feeling that he is talking from the range of great captains like steve waugh or Ricky Ponting. He dig his own grave by saying that Indians are sending a second quality team and he mentioned Indian team as Indian A team and he said, if India lose to Bangladesh, it will be India lost to Bangladesh and not India A. Now what, India A defeated Bangladesh National Team? Or in other words they will agree that Indian A team bowled them out for 58?. Please show more maturity while making statements Mr. Captain.

Posted by hasib9 on (June 18, 2014, 4:19 GMT)

How many times will the fans accept his apologies? When, if ever, will he have an explanation for his team's defeat? What does the BCB have to say about this defeat? When will our batsmen learn?

Posted by VA47992 on (June 18, 2014, 4:16 GMT)

Ind A would ideally have Sehwag, Gauti, Yuvi, Ishant...This team is more of an Ind B. if Bangladesh cannot defeat this team, Whom will they defeat??? ICC...pls do something...There are better teams that deserve full member status than Bangladesh...Inspite of being a full member for more than 14 years, their cricket is heading no where...1 victory/year against a stronger team does not make any difference...They continue to loose by shameful margins throughout the year...This series only teaches MR a lesson...not really sure if this tour was helpful to the young Ind team..'A' teams of other countries pose better challenge than full strength bangla team..such a waste of time!

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 3:28 GMT)

Bangladesh wanted to win the match within 20 overs! actually nothing to say but we should send them for rest of six months. No game no cricket, just rest

Posted by akashhaque on (June 18, 2014, 3:15 GMT)

I dont know why you all are bulling Mushi?????? its the reality that India has send their A team, we all know it. But shame ful is that their A is still good enough for our main team, thats the fact. My earnest request to BCB and BD govt is that pls re-think the yearly contract between playes and BCB. To facilitate them we are giving them huge money, its its the money of tax payers of BD. So firstly reduce their Yearly salary by min 50% and secondly let His excellency Tamim,Nasir,Mahmudullah go go home and pls pls keep them out of any type of contract. If you dont let them pay from their pocket they will never wake up. do all of u agree???????????

Posted by IAS2009 on (June 18, 2014, 2:44 GMT)

chasing 100 odd runs with 38 for 2 then loosing is poor by any standard, the way Tamim iqbal threw his wicket away is appalling, he scored a boundary for previous ball, this tell the story of BD batting.

Posted by MasterMindGupta on (June 18, 2014, 2:43 GMT)

Rahim has been made to eat his words. Brilliant bowling by Binny & Mohit. BCCI will now send Ranji Trophy winning team to Bangladesh next time. Even sending a under-19 team won't be a bad idea.

Posted by Mushtanda on (June 18, 2014, 2:00 GMT)

Mushfiqur forgets that 58 and 78 in WC 2011, also in front of their home crowd

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 1:59 GMT)

Bangladesh should relinquish their Test and ODI status. Just give it up. They have not improved in last 15 years. They are just an embarrassment.

Posted by android_user on (June 18, 2014, 1:34 GMT)

what really bangladesh need at this moment. new captain Tamim out change in BCC. better traning for players. nutrition and fitness physical and psychological treatment.

Posted by aalhasankh on (June 18, 2014, 1:29 GMT)

It is now difficult to avoid feeling that any Indian team,A to Z,can beat the national cricket team of Bangladesh any time anywhere. Bangladeshi cricketers have only one problem and that is they have no cricketing talent.

Posted by Nadeem1976 on (June 18, 2014, 1:28 GMT)

BD must be relegated to play only T2020 cricket and should not play ODI and TEST cricket any more. They do not have temperament to play long forms of the game at all. sad.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 1:27 GMT)

This is the real quality of Bangladesh team...They were in DREAM world for so long that they are finding it difficult to realize the reality.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 1:26 GMT)

I don't know why is everyone so negative about this. Mushi is a very good captain. He takes responsibility of his and his team's actions. He also didn't really say " trash " before this series, all he said was that " I think India is taking us lightly " because he believes that Bangladesh can take down any opposition in any circumstances and any team should never underestimate them. Now, that's what a good captain is having faith in the team and backing up your player when they need your support. One example of that is MS Dhoni, he backs up his players ( Raina & Yuvraj ) and has faith in his team, never thinks he's out of the match until the last bowl has been bowled and plays for his nation. Also not only the Bangladesh men flourished but also the Indian. The pitch was doing a lot and batsmen had to work hard for every run, that's why they were also targeting boundaries because singles were really hard to come and batting was not getting any easier.

- Diehard Indian Fan

Posted by android_user on (June 18, 2014, 1:22 GMT)

Mortaza before Asia Cup - "If we beat India that won't be an upset" Result - even Afghanistan thrashed them Rahim before this series - "Disappointed as this is India A.If they lose India will lose not India A" Result - already lost series with a 58 all out Conclusion for delusional BD cricketers - Focus on playing rather than talking trash.Talk when you can play a bit.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 0:33 GMT)

The results are on the expected lines. Even Bangladesh would struggle to beat a state team from India.

Posted by Sadequl on (June 18, 2014, 0:23 GMT)

BCCI seems knows the depth of BD's cricket now & that's why may be they took the gamble by sending their 2nd or 3rd grade team in Dhaka. BCB still got to learn a lot from BCCI before they point their negative fingers upon BCCI next time for any reasons & this should be a great lesson for them for ever to come.

Posted by 6pack on (June 18, 2014, 0:23 GMT)

man I feel for the fans of Bangladesh...

Posted by wapuser on (June 17, 2014, 23:40 GMT)

India's b team as they call is far more better then Bangladeshi team. Serously 106 in 41 overs to win any body can do it even team like nepal can do it .Bangladesi player knows only how to make comments about us they should first try to improve their standard and then talk about us after all we are world champion's

Posted by StraightDRIVvE on (June 17, 2014, 22:36 GMT)

Mash or Shakib should be Captain.

The wicket in this odi should be created for domestic. After this series First class and list A should be played in multiple grounds with different wickets. Some to assist bowlers or batsman or both. this should show who is ready for international cricket as it won't be the same as scoring a double on a flat track.

The range of wickets will allow players both current nationals and upcoming to rectify technical problems and improve there game.

The domestic competitions should be live with commentators like India. Media coverage, different wickets should raise bd standards. The selectors then create squads for both test and limited overs for west Indies tour.These players will have a better mould to handle pace bounce spin and will feel more comfortable as they have already seen these scenarios including media scrutiny. They should have weekly shows to cover upcoming talent and stats.

Will akram who deserves a place.

mushi - less talk more action

Posted by VickGower on (June 17, 2014, 22:25 GMT)

1. I am bitterly disappointed at some of these awful comments from some Indian fans. MR is full of grace and extremely gentle with his words. His reaction upon being told that India was sending its second string was most natural. His pride was hurt, yet he expressed his disappointment in fairly muted terms.

2. Nevertheless, one needs to remember most of these Indian players have years of international cricket experience. Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Amit Sharma ... they are barely second string. So, before saying things like "MR bites the dust and has been forced to take back his words on India A" please take a breath.

3. Remember, in nearly every sport other than cricket, numerous countries can send their B, C, D teams to India & win, so fine, we are better than Bangla, but we are still WAY down the food chain, folks. So, let's be graceful.

Terrible form to kick someone when they are down.

Posted by IndiaFanatic on (June 17, 2014, 21:27 GMT)

Bangladesh should be banned with immediate effect to play in any format of cricket. The game on Tuesday proved once again that this team does not have the basics of cricket to play a competitive game. They are playing against a second Indian outfit. They get India for 105 and then fold like a house of cards for 58. They have been playing since 2000 and have yet win a test match against any of the top nations (West Indies in their current form does not count as one).

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (June 17, 2014, 20:22 GMT)

Any unsuspecting American could be forgiven for thinking India have registered a resounding win in a game of basketball against Bangladesh with the score 105-58 typifying it. Capitulation of the highest order.

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 20:01 GMT)

It wasn't Stuart Binny's bowling that did it through, but the Bangladeshi batsman. They need to get a winning mentality in or they will become chokers just like the Saffers. Do they have a team psychologist? I know psychologists have a certain stigma in the subcontinent, but I believe they actually give great advantages to sides that know how to utilize them.

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 19:56 GMT)

Mushfiq should be dismissed as Captain as Shakib has been dismissed after that disastrous Zimbabwe tour. Tamim should rather find himself some other job but cricket. His irresponsible shots were useless when he could have won the match with ones and twos. Had he given a solid start it would have been a different game. Players like Nasir,Mahmuddulah and Ziaur all failed to make any impact,all should dropped from the team once and for all. Our media should start criticizing the team for their poor performances instead of keeping quiet when they lose and glorify them when they win. BCB must advise people like Mushfiq to maintain silent specially on the players ability of the neighbouring country. It would be better for BCB to dismantle the present team and make a fresh team for the world cup if possible.

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 19:52 GMT)

Bangladesh have proved now and then that they are no class in top TEN of international cricket instead teams like Afghanistan should be elevated

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 19:52 GMT)

bangladesh should stop playing cricket after this shameful defeat..

Posted by nainil0683 on (June 17, 2014, 19:04 GMT)

Taking great pride as an Indian, I think Binny and Mohit bowled the best spell (atleast for Binny, best of his life). Excellent simple basic bowling. Simple, yet highly intelligent cricket played by India. They deserve the victory. On the other side, I have no idea what is Bangladesh doing in the international arena. I think Ireland, Netherland, and Afghanistan will do way better than Bangladesh. Bangladesh has been in existence since the year 2000. In 14 years, they are the same team when they started. Opposed to that Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 14 years of their debut. Bangladesh is going to remain the same forever. Absolutely biggest chokers ever. Seriously they should be demoted to other divisions and should be replaced by either of the ones mentioned. In 14 years, they have barely given countable games to remember. Poor kid who debuted did so wonderfully well to pick up 5-fer only to see his team loose like a bunch of baseball players playing cricket. Proud of the India's game

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 18:53 GMT)

Any Ranji Trophy State Team is quiet capable of beating this BD National Team.

Posted by android_user on (June 17, 2014, 18:47 GMT)

Bangladesh require a good coach .They have good talent but no mental calm for a win. You need to believe in your self. Learn from Sri Lanka being the smallest country what impact they make to cricket. Its the mental strength.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (June 17, 2014, 18:17 GMT)

15 years ago when they defeated Pakistan in a World Cup match it was an upset and 15 years later if they win it will still be a upset!! When will they improve if ever??? Associate cricket is where they belong

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (June 17, 2014, 18:15 GMT)

Bangladesh wasted a glorious opportunity.

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 17:39 GMT)

Why captain and few senior batsmans allowing pressure on themselves by making statements again again before the matches to create some thoughts to opponents, it wont help you anymore.

Be simple and do the great thing as you were ; or Try to win the game by winning every moment on the field , be firm on your opponent not allow them to be on the Field. Try to win every match believe that you deserve it rather setting a standard as tragic looser.

Posted by VJbas on (June 17, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

Mushi words for now on his own team: "but I think if this were our second team, they would have played better cricket. It is very disappointing." Stop Blaming your team the words before the series you used is very atrocious....

As a Captain you must lead your team with example getting 40s and leaving catches at crucial times and no proper bowling changes wat else you team will other than lose... Below par captain should resign for BD's future...

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 17:13 GMT)

It's always the performance on the ground matters and not the talk off the field

Posted by LAKingsFan on (June 17, 2014, 16:54 GMT)

As Darren Sammy aptly said "Talk is Cheap". If a country sends 1st or 2nd string team it doesn't matter to you. Concentrate on beating the team irrespective of their players' strength. Let your bat and ball talk. Not your tongue. After this colossal failure,you will lose the next game as well. In the end BD cannot even score 60 runs (let alone 100) against an India A attack. If you learnt any lessons from this tour, it's never open your mouth until the game/series is over.

Posted by   on (June 17, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

What a gr8 match I salute Stuart Binny for his stupendous performance really 2good and really wasted by dhoni in his 1st ODI giving only 1 over everyone seems to say that binny is just becoz of reasons other than cricket thank u binny we need more such performances from u

Posted by kc69 on (June 17, 2014, 16:28 GMT)

Mushfiqur should concentrate more on playing normal cricket rather than speaking out before the series.I wonder what will be the fate of cricket in Bangladesh.For Bangladesi players they should start respecting opposition rather than taking things for granted.

Posted by rhldel on (June 17, 2014, 16:16 GMT)

Mr Mushfiqur is below average batsman, keeper and below par captain. Still he wastes no time in making big statements before any series. He always ends up losing series in his own backyard. Its the fans of bangladesh cricket who have made people like him national heroes. Fans should now accept the reality that their team is not upto international standards. It was astonishing to see their batsmen trying to hit fours and sixes when match was in their pocket and they just needed to stay there and finish it off. As of now, best they can do is change the team and play cricket which makes some sense.

Posted by godshand on (June 17, 2014, 16:11 GMT)

MR bites the dust and has been forced to take back his words on India A. Better to play well than speak gibberish, BD boys !!!

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Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Jun 17, 2014
India won by 47 runs (D/L method)
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Jun 15, 2014
India won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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