July 24, 2010

Bangladesh cricket

Bowlers hurting Bangladesh

George Binoy

A disheveled Mashrafe Mortaza was spot on when he raised "real concern" with the Bangladesh team's bowling after arriving home from the tour of the UK, writes Mohammad Isam in the Daily Star.

When bowling first in 2010, they have literally gone through the ceiling: conceding 309 runs per innings in six matches. In the dreadful Asia Cup campaign, the bowlers gave away 313 and 386 in consecutive games. And even when the batsmen have amassed 260, 250, 199 (in 30 overs) or even 296, scores that are far higher than Tigers' ODI average (226 runs), the bowlers failed to defend the total. Wickets, averages, runs per over and strike-rates have all taken a hammering this year.

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