Bangladesh v Hong Kong, World T20, Group A, Chittagong March 20, 2014

Bangladesh chastened after scare

The hosts are into the Super 10s, but it was with a whimper as they suffered embarrassment at the hands of Hong Kong after an awful display with the bat
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In 1981 when Norway shocked England in a football World Cup qualifier, so excited was the late Norwegian commentator Bjørge Lillelien that he beckoned four British prime ministers, an admiral, a press baron, a boxer and a member of the Royal family in a famous outburst.

Hong Kong does not have a famous cricket commentator, nor cricketers. But they have handed Bangladesh an objective lesson in how not to be overconfident after crushing two Associate nations.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, like he has done a few times in the past, took a bit of the blame when clearly he was not the only one who played a shocking shot or showed a shocking attitude. Tamim Iqbal did not necessarily have to chop a ball homing in on off stump, neither was Shakib Al Hasan was required to slog one right into deep midwicket's throat when Bangladesh were batting well on 85 for 3.

Anamul Haque had struck three boundaries in a row but got out trying to play another attacking shot off the next ball. But Mushfiqur did not mention him, nor held Tamim or Shakib responsible.

"I don't think they were too attacking," Mushfiqur said. "Tamim missed the line of the ball while trying to play a defensive shot. Shakib was the only set batsman in that wicket and he had the responsibility to not just keep the batting in shape but put up a competitive score.

"So in that sense, he was playing well and nobody was supporting him that well. He played a good shot but it went to the fielder. I could have waited to play my shot for two or three overs. But I never expected the collapse that came after me. I was telling them in the dugout that we need a partnership in the late order. It is really disappointing because there is a way to get out. I think they are trying, but they should do it a little more willingly."

The full impact of the collapse was 7 for 23 in 5.5 overs. Bangladesh crashed from 85 for 3 in the eleventh over to be bowled out for 108 in the 17th. Mushfiqur laid the blame for the defeat on the collapse, but said Nasir Hossain was unlucky to have Al-Amin Hossain as a partner in the last five overs and suggested Farhad Reza will be dropped in the next game.

"Nasir hasn't been performing up to his potential but he didn't have a batsman at the other end to support him at that stage. He could have batted naturally in the last three or four overs. He was having problem timing the ball so he was unlucky. The full blame is on the top and middle-order.

"The team management thought that it would be better to pick the extra seamer in an evening game. Unfortunately he didn't perform tonight and in the last few matches. Hopefully we will have a different combination in Dhaka where there will be different conditions."

Mushfiqur still had hopes of a turnaround in the Super 10s, to which they qualified quietly in the 14th over of the Hong Kong's innings.

"This is a very bad feeling, whether we make it to the Super 10 or not," he said. "I could never expect such a poor batting performance from our team. But having said that, anything can happen in T20s, so I would say that we have a chance against all four big teams. If we play to our potential, we can win any day."

That day however wasn't Thursday. With Lillelien's spirit hovering somewhere over the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury media centre, moments after little-known Haseeb Amjad took a six off accomplished left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak to win Hong Kong the game, who could almost hear a version of the famous line 33 years ago.

"We are the best in the world! We are the best in the world! We have beaten Bangladesh by two wickets in cricket!! It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten Bangladesh! Bangladesh, birthplace of minnows. Akram Khan, Aminul Islam, Minhajul Abedin, Naimur Rahman, Habibul Bashar, Mohammad Ashraful, Salma Khatun - we have beaten them all. We have beaten them all."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • Lali1234 on March 23, 2014, 23:14 GMT

    shakib showed his class by hitting a six against an associate team and the same returned back to them for their arrogance...just ask sakib to do the same thing against other big guns??...will he have the guts to do it...no matter if he did it for the fans or whatever...cricket is a gentlemen game...tht sort of behaviour is equal to insulting the opponents...what goes around..comes around...bd will keep on losing until their fans stop praising their team for 1 o 2 wins and start constantly criticize for their weakness.. i think associate nations should feel shameful to play against a team with this much inconsistency...

  • SeanGraves on March 22, 2014, 18:42 GMT

    ...or show us that you're grown men capable of doing a job. You represent a nation, so the character illustrated on camera is the one others will brand you by. You are better than that. Think you made some progress huh, guess what not hardly enough. Even the associates made better progress, let alone test teams. Time to make some changes and think outside the box. You are inches away from shutting the critics and stamp yourself as an established test nation, Be a man not boys and just do it. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses and act accordingly. Your nation comes first not your own personal agenda. You gotta show the world that yes! Bangladeshis are mentally tough, strong willed, skilled cricketers capable @ doing their jobs and does belong at the top level. ...not just the biggest birthplace of the minnows.

  • on March 21, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    <Md. Ashraf> Nasir was in the same position to show his responsibility and guide the lower order batsmen in the match against Afghanistan in recently concluded Asia cup. He showed the similar level of responsibility in HK game. A tag of "Finisher" means in depth responsibility and guiding the tail enders towards the target taking the max toll of the burden. It will be good for BD as quick as he realizes.

  • on March 21, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    In super 10 I want this bating order for B'desh.. 1.Tamim 2.Anamul 3.Shakib(in at no3 shakib ave-over 35 /top score 84 & 3-50's) 4.Rahim 5.Nasir 6.Sabbir 7.Mominul 8.Gazi/Al-amin 9.Mashrafi 10.Razzak 11.Rubel This is B'besh best 11...

  • on March 21, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    <MD. Karim> what you think about Nasir are absolute rabbis. Nasir performe consistent in last 2 year's, he gave B'desh many win. he is B'desh best finisher.. B'desh need proper batsman like Mominul not Mimi all rounder like Mahmudulla. and Rumman needs bat lower order...

  • sarangsrk on March 21, 2014, 10:36 GMT

    well done, HK. Bangladesh have again showed that they are only gully cricketers who wield their bat sometimes to find runs sometimes but talk as if they are Australia. Lost to Afghanistan and the captain comes out and talks only about his team's mistakes. Coming into Asia cup, talks about revenge against Afghanistan and then, 2 simple games again talks about how good they are. I mean, honestly, with all the talks of most powerful cricket board, even Indians don't talk that low about these associate or smaller cricket nations. BD, you need to learn a lot before you can talk yourself up.

  • on March 21, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    is there a problem to praise other team's efforts instead of just justifying own mistakes as if winning against BD is an impossible task anyway.

  • randikaayya on March 21, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    Too bad Netherlands were in teh other group. If they were drawn in this group in place of HK or Nepal, they would have won the group instead of BD. Then the rightful two best teams out of the second tier, Ireland and Netherlands would have qualified for the main draw

  • mdrafisaad on March 21, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    'Bangladesh Cricket' has died in the hands of current BCB administration, chief selector Faruq & Captain Mushfiq. Zimbabwe only lost to Ireland recently ( Ire ODI ranking 11, T20I ranking 9), Bangladesh recently lost to Afghanistan (Afg ODI ranking 12, T20I ranking 11) and lost to Hong Kong (HK ODI ranking -unranked means below the ranked 12 teams, T20I ranking -unranked means below the ranked 16 teams)

  • Bangladesh_Forever on March 21, 2014, 8:02 GMT

    There goes a saying - Once bitten, twice shy. For Mushy it's the third time and yet his post-match reactions haven't improved a bit, let alone on-field captaincy. First, after the Zimbabwe tour he just quit childishly. Then shamefully questioned his own team's commitment after the Afghan upset. Finally now, being equally guilty himself, he is blaming his lower order batters of getting out irresponsibly. The superiority complex, he suffers from, is often evident by how he holds his fellow individual team-mates, e.g. when he snubbed Al-Amin's first ever international wicket (in the last NZ series), or when he dismissed Ziaur Rahman as too part-time a bowler to get to bowl (after the Pakistan match in Asia Cup) ...

  • Lali1234 on March 23, 2014, 23:14 GMT

    shakib showed his class by hitting a six against an associate team and the same returned back to them for their arrogance...just ask sakib to do the same thing against other big guns??...will he have the guts to do it...no matter if he did it for the fans or whatever...cricket is a gentlemen game...tht sort of behaviour is equal to insulting the opponents...what goes around..comes around...bd will keep on losing until their fans stop praising their team for 1 o 2 wins and start constantly criticize for their weakness.. i think associate nations should feel shameful to play against a team with this much inconsistency...

  • SeanGraves on March 22, 2014, 18:42 GMT

    ...or show us that you're grown men capable of doing a job. You represent a nation, so the character illustrated on camera is the one others will brand you by. You are better than that. Think you made some progress huh, guess what not hardly enough. Even the associates made better progress, let alone test teams. Time to make some changes and think outside the box. You are inches away from shutting the critics and stamp yourself as an established test nation, Be a man not boys and just do it. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses and act accordingly. Your nation comes first not your own personal agenda. You gotta show the world that yes! Bangladeshis are mentally tough, strong willed, skilled cricketers capable @ doing their jobs and does belong at the top level. ...not just the biggest birthplace of the minnows.

  • on March 21, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    <Md. Ashraf> Nasir was in the same position to show his responsibility and guide the lower order batsmen in the match against Afghanistan in recently concluded Asia cup. He showed the similar level of responsibility in HK game. A tag of "Finisher" means in depth responsibility and guiding the tail enders towards the target taking the max toll of the burden. It will be good for BD as quick as he realizes.

  • on March 21, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    In super 10 I want this bating order for B'desh.. 1.Tamim 2.Anamul 3.Shakib(in at no3 shakib ave-over 35 /top score 84 & 3-50's) 4.Rahim 5.Nasir 6.Sabbir 7.Mominul 8.Gazi/Al-amin 9.Mashrafi 10.Razzak 11.Rubel This is B'besh best 11...

  • on March 21, 2014, 12:15 GMT

    <MD. Karim> what you think about Nasir are absolute rabbis. Nasir performe consistent in last 2 year's, he gave B'desh many win. he is B'desh best finisher.. B'desh need proper batsman like Mominul not Mimi all rounder like Mahmudulla. and Rumman needs bat lower order...

  • sarangsrk on March 21, 2014, 10:36 GMT

    well done, HK. Bangladesh have again showed that they are only gully cricketers who wield their bat sometimes to find runs sometimes but talk as if they are Australia. Lost to Afghanistan and the captain comes out and talks only about his team's mistakes. Coming into Asia cup, talks about revenge against Afghanistan and then, 2 simple games again talks about how good they are. I mean, honestly, with all the talks of most powerful cricket board, even Indians don't talk that low about these associate or smaller cricket nations. BD, you need to learn a lot before you can talk yourself up.

  • on March 21, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    is there a problem to praise other team's efforts instead of just justifying own mistakes as if winning against BD is an impossible task anyway.

  • randikaayya on March 21, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    Too bad Netherlands were in teh other group. If they were drawn in this group in place of HK or Nepal, they would have won the group instead of BD. Then the rightful two best teams out of the second tier, Ireland and Netherlands would have qualified for the main draw

  • mdrafisaad on March 21, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    'Bangladesh Cricket' has died in the hands of current BCB administration, chief selector Faruq & Captain Mushfiq. Zimbabwe only lost to Ireland recently ( Ire ODI ranking 11, T20I ranking 9), Bangladesh recently lost to Afghanistan (Afg ODI ranking 12, T20I ranking 11) and lost to Hong Kong (HK ODI ranking -unranked means below the ranked 12 teams, T20I ranking -unranked means below the ranked 16 teams)

  • Bangladesh_Forever on March 21, 2014, 8:02 GMT

    There goes a saying - Once bitten, twice shy. For Mushy it's the third time and yet his post-match reactions haven't improved a bit, let alone on-field captaincy. First, after the Zimbabwe tour he just quit childishly. Then shamefully questioned his own team's commitment after the Afghan upset. Finally now, being equally guilty himself, he is blaming his lower order batters of getting out irresponsibly. The superiority complex, he suffers from, is often evident by how he holds his fellow individual team-mates, e.g. when he snubbed Al-Amin's first ever international wicket (in the last NZ series), or when he dismissed Ziaur Rahman as too part-time a bowler to get to bowl (after the Pakistan match in Asia Cup) ...

  • on March 21, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    I want this team from next match:

    Tamim/Shamsur Anamul Mominul Sakib Mushfiq Nasir Sabbir Ziaur Riad/Gazi Mashrafe/Rubel Razzak

    Assign me as the team selector; I won't take money and I will take the job only if I am not forced to take someone like Farhad Reza in the team! Pissed off with BCB and their squad selection!

    I wonder what the bowling coach is doing with the bowlers if none of the seamers can bowl yorkers!!! Even nepali seamers bowled more than 20 yourkers in their last game!!!

  • Lord.emsworth on March 21, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    Give HK some credit please instead of just harping on the Bangladesh batsmen playing badly. The HK bowlers took all the wickets and their batsmen saw out Shakib & Co. to go on and win the match. Comments and reporting are sadly one-sided and condescending.

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:59 GMT

    How many times Bangladesh need to learn not to be over-confident. Given the quality of class in BD cricketers, it is simply suicidal, and it happens. Time tio give lesson to some of the biggys, like Nasir, who will never learn from his mistakes. We need sensible and responsible guys. Bring back Mominul, Mash, Sohag and Ziaur in places of Nasir, Rubel, Razzak and Forhad respectively. Will it be too ambitious to replacae Sabbir with Imrul?

  • siddhartha87 on March 21, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    the margin of defeat will keep on increasing for BD in super 10

  • on March 21, 2014, 6:05 GMT

    Currently Bangladesh team has no class bowler except Sakib.Razzak has forgot how to ball in starting and dead overs.Al-Amin can only ball short outside off and we all know how well team like AUS,WI,SL play short ball.Bangladesh can never win a match with bowlers like Al-Amin,Razzak and Reza even they score 170 or 180.Pacers from other team try to ball yorkers and our bowlers ball half volleys.I don't know there is any bowling coach or not...................

  • on March 21, 2014, 5:45 GMT

    can they finish it with another huge six, instead of a boring single?

  • abdus_sbr on March 21, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    This is my first comments in this page. Congrats all in this page. I have a special thinking regarding this types of playing of Bangladesh Team. You see the last few days play result; 1st Srilanka series, they lost but play more or less good. Then Asia Cup; normal but bad with Afgan. Up to this they have no win. At last they win two practices match and then two qualifying match. Yahoo- they now Become "The Tiger". I think this is the main problem. Because after one or some win every body start to utter so may comments, then the players are turned into real Tiger. But unfortunately Tigers are not Cricketer and naturally they loose games. I should say Hon-Kong have played very good cricket. If yesterday the Bangladeshi Tiger would play with any street Cricketer of Bangladesh, they will loose. If you disagree with me, then next time a trial game of these type may be arranged. So my request to BD Players- "Try to be always Cricketer, Not Tiger"

  • CricActually on March 21, 2014, 5:06 GMT

    Most might have noticed, that it was a Pakistan B team as 9 out of 11 players belonged to Pakistan. So a consolation for BD in the fact that HK have not yet produced those players who could beat them.

  • chapathishot on March 21, 2014, 4:59 GMT

    I think this is the most pathetic BD team ever ,even the team in the 80s were far better than these guys ,who have all the facilities and latest technologies.BD fans are being happy by making excuses like it took India 32 years to win a test match ,but we did in ten years.But if you take the number of test matches they took the most to win their first test match with almost 90% loss record as against 10 to 20% by other teams in their early phases.

  • on March 21, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    Bangladesh should have an attitude in the game not to be over confident............. The lesson they should learn from this game...

  • Albert_cambell on March 21, 2014, 4:26 GMT

    BD showing their class again. Thats what is called as real class team.

  • TigersCanKill on March 21, 2014, 4:22 GMT

    The BD team did not take this game seriously, played irresponsible shots and ended up being humiliated to an associate team. This is a total disrespect to their country and their fans. I am a BD fan and I believe this BD team does not deserve the support, compassion and love from the great BD crowd. Shabbir and Reza should not be in this team from the beginning; also it is time to say bye to Mahmudullah, Nasir and Rubel.

  • fjurang on March 21, 2014, 4:17 GMT

    Bangladesh losing to Afghanistan is bad but losing to Hongkong is bad to worst. At this rate it to wont be too long when Nepal will beat Bangladesh in the near future.

  • on March 21, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    Hahahahahaha the world's best team indeed. Grow up BD fans. Learn to respect other teams first and learn to be humble. Victories might come and go but your attitude might decide if you would stay or go.

  • on March 21, 2014, 3:31 GMT

    Its not worth to make any comment about Bangladesh cricket team despite being a Bangladeshi.They don't deserve any comment.One word "pathetic".Its High time quit from cricket , wear Sari churi and help in home activities.

  • on March 21, 2014, 2:11 GMT

    I don't get the last line. It is an allusion to Lillelien's comments at the end of that game you mean. But in this context it seems derogatory to Hong Kong . Lillelien said "birthplace of giants" - whereas here you are saying Hong Kong beat minnows - I think that takes away from Hong Kong's accomplishments rather than chastise Bangla team - as it should be chastised - but not at the expense of Hong Kong.

  • BD_CricFan on March 21, 2014, 2:02 GMT

    When will they learn?? They let their guard down and got bitten badly in the rear. Where is the pride for playing for your country? This is probably the worst display of professional cricket I've ever seen. Not sure what to call it, over confidence or sheer arrogance. We're tired of seeing this time and again. Worst was seeing Mushfiq doing the same and that started the land slide. In recent matches it looked like they became men, but today it looked like they went back to being boys.

  • Equal_right2play_cricket on March 21, 2014, 1:50 GMT

    BD is required a long batting line up to give few resistance during collapse. In BD, bowler r selected based on their domestic performance who have less international experience than the part time allrounder! They may try: 1. Tamim 2. Amanul 3. Shamsur 4. Shakib 5. Mushfiq 6. Mominul 7. Nasir 8. Zia (in place of injured Rubel) 9. Mahmudullah 10. Mashrafi 11. Shohag

    Bowling: 1. Mashrafi 2-4ov 2. Shohag 3-4ov 3. Shakib 3-4ov 4. Zia 1-4ov 5. Mahmudullah 2-4ov 6. Mominul 1-4ov 7. Nasir (slow medium/ slower) 1-4ov

  • on March 21, 2014, 1:27 GMT

    congrats to Hk as they deserved to win the match. i think they played well according to their plan and ability. As for Bangladesh team, i would not like to call it a team bcos it consists of ten donkeys and a half cricketer. It is the right time ICC should seriously consider stripping off Bangladesh's test status as it is quite evident that Bangladesh are in no position to play ( never were as they did not earn this, rather were given on a plate just like that) top level of cricket as it requires skill, ability, patience, temper, solid mindset, hard work, motivation, devotion and above all willingness to do better where Bangladesh team does posses any of these! as for ODI they should not be given Free pass to play future ICC events like world cup where they have to go through qualifying process as the other associate cricket nations do bcos i strongly believe that BD team is not way superior than the other associate teams as it is already proved by the associate nations.

  • on March 21, 2014, 0:19 GMT

    Why drop Mominul? Nasir hasn't been in the runs; neither was Mahmudullah. Mominul has scored more runs than the two taken together and more. Yet he gets dropped and the team has scored poorly throughout. Lets face it. Bangladesh's bowling is pathetic. Except for Sakib, everyone else is very ordinary. Take Mominul in the playing XI and he will score some runs and in T20 that's often enough. Sakib has decided that he will not score anything more that 50. He gets close to that everytime and then just gifts his wicket away. Great team spirit. Tamim is hopeless. He will fail in every match and yet Imrul or anyone else will never get a chance to replace him.

  • on March 20, 2014, 23:47 GMT

    MR. Isam, your last paragraph does not make sense at all, can you please explain to the readers?

  • SeanGraves on March 20, 2014, 22:47 GMT

    Wonderfully illustrated on the last paragraph. Bangladesh selector and BCC needs some new generation people. You gotta fire yourselves after this ugly display the world had to witness. Captain is still too dimwitted to understand the fact that when you let the other team take away your momentum, they are in a driver seat. This guy specializes in taken your team away from a winning position buy making unleaderlike decisions. Definitely!!! Time to hand back to Shakib before we see any more examples of him making educated decisions. Fared Reza, Abdur Razzak gotta go. Hope Rebel hurt his finger enough to allow ICC to get Ziaur Rahman on the team. Rest of the players, please show some professionalism, get a shrink and talk about your issues but please do not display the utter lack of responsibility to represent BD. The whole world will see what you are made of now! You will be exposed. You can either let your self slip

  • i_amVIVA on March 20, 2014, 22:43 GMT

    "Mushfiqur did not mention him, nor held Tamim or Shakib responsible" - this is insane; when you don't acknowledge mistake, how ccan your cure them? The problem remains ... as if the collapse is nobody's fault.. that's unreal. They got to learn that, acknowledge mistake, take responsibility, and try to correct the mistakes to move on. Without that, there's no hope or future of improving, - BD team, especially Mushy needs to learn that for better future!!!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 22:34 GMT

    losing hope doesn't work at all.just forget the match.we are the real minnows.bd team is making mockery of full member club.players need to do some commando training to build up a strong nerve and also can be given to play android brain puzzle to build up IQ & commonsense so that they can understand the match situation.i feel sorry for those who went to stadium to cheer for this fabulous knuckle head team.God knows what will happen when these irresponsible superstars gonna face big teams having such pathetic bowling.only thing that impressed ppl is the batting,now thats gone too.

  • BARFI on March 20, 2014, 22:23 GMT

    It's good that Rubel has finger injury. We though he has brain injury. cause most of the BD batsmen is nothing short of donkeys on the field today. Put the under 19 BD instead of BD team. Rubel should be sacked and so is Mushfiq.

  • PierreCheuk on March 20, 2014, 21:47 GMT

    While sadly perhaps the blame game is inevitable for the host side after young Hong Kong's superb victory the fact is cricket was the winner tonight in Chittagong.The ICC wisely widened the scope of the T20 World Cup,a global television audience were thoroughly entertained, and Associate cricketers captured fans and their imaginations alike. Cricket needs to move forward in this,the 21st Century, and tonight it did.

  • BD_CricFan on March 20, 2014, 21:07 GMT

    When will they learn?? They let their guard down and got bitten badly in the rear. Where is the pride for playing for your country? This is probably the worst display of professional cricket I've ever seen. Not sure what to call it, over confidence or sheer arrogance. We're tired of seeing this time and again. Worst was seeing Mushfiq doing the same and that started the land slide. In recent matches it looked like they became men, but today it looked like they went back to being boys.

  • on March 20, 2014, 20:15 GMT

    mushfiq is a bad captain,in nepal vs hongkong match we saw hongkong player are very weak in spin and they allout just in 69,same situation here with bangladeshi spinner take 5 and hongkong were 50/5 after that mushfiq give ball to his mideum pacers alamin,reza and rubel and they all failed when he called sabbir it was late.

  • aia40 on March 20, 2014, 20:08 GMT

    Nothng to worry BD will fight back again . I think they should play the same team and if possible mashrafe should be taken instead of sabbir . U should give chances to the players as reza is a senior player so he can show something . BD needs to work hard as invidual player its not evry one like sakib

  • nemonemo on March 20, 2014, 20:03 GMT

    Same old story, Same old excuse. Rahim please take some leadership classes and tell your players to be professional. when you loose at least say one good word to winning team that they played better. This loss will demolarise your whole team for upcoming matches. You need something miracle from here to win any game.

  • helloDolly on March 20, 2014, 19:42 GMT

    I thought every cat is a tiger at home Alas!this was proven wrong!! and people are complaining about qualifying round!!I guess no one is responsible this time.

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    Classic case of complacency here. But I think they will perform better in the super 10 because they wont be complacent against any opposition. They are well capable of giving all the teams a good run for their money, and don't be surprised if they come up with a couple of wins. Australia is the weakest player of spin in the group and possibly represent the best Bangladeshi chance for a win.

  • inswing on March 20, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    It was very poor show by the last 6 B'desh batsmen. They could have easily added 20 runs with singles in the last 5 overs. They showed no willingness to stick around and all of them tried to hit sixes. Instead they showed disdain for Hong Kong and paid the price. Very unprofessional performance.

  • TheRisingTeam on March 20, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    Simply unprofessional and embarrassing from Bangladesh batsman. There was a high risk Bangladesh actually not making it into the super 10 and would've shattered Bangladesh Cricket in my view. I hate to say this but critics are right about our team in the things they generally say. This batting display and others like bowling and fielding is filled with complacency and arrogance from the Bangladesh players. The only positive way I somehow can look from this woeful performance against Hong Kong is that it will finally teach them to respect ANY opponent and don't be overconfident.

    Losing to 2 associates at home in a space of a month is simply unacceptable and questions need to be answered from players to management to administration.

    I strongly advise a public apology from Bangladesh team to everyone especially to its Bangla fans.

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    Mushfiqur is showing why he should not captain of any team... Captain should be aggressive in field not on their own players and he trying to be over smart for future BCB should replace some other player as a captain that will help for them

  • Monjur_Elahi on March 20, 2014, 19:33 GMT

    Why isn't Zia in the team, I always wonder and in the rarest occasions when he is in, Mushi is so reluctant in using him! Why Mushi? Zia could be a true T20 player for you and yet he is so ignored. Always respected Mushi as a good captain, but I could never realise why he is so reluctant in picking up and using Zia? The pace bowlers also do not know how to bowl yorkers and bowls plenty of short balls. After playing so many games, Rubel still does not bowl yorkers and keep the opposition feeding in short balls, so does Mashrafe! The middle order batting isn't dependable at all. I wonder why Mominul isn't in the team? Also Naim Islam who could be a true fighter in this format is dropped?

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:32 GMT

    And Mash Said beating india is not an Upset and now we can say even Afgan and Hong Kong beating Bangladesh is not an upset i feel Nepal should have been in Super 10 that Nepal will be more competitive than Bangla

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    The way Bd's tailenders batted is simply unforgivable... How on earth does Razzaq Rubel Al-Amin get out playing shots when there was 5 overs left and a recognised batsman at the other end? Havent they ever played in such a situation when its more important to defend and if possible rotate the strike? Whether its test or t20, tailenders arent supposed to attempt 6s when a team is short of runs!!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:16 GMT

    Bangladeshi shock or not but i am shocked well played Hong Kong

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:13 GMT

    I wanna see Gaz and Shamsur/Mominul in.

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  • on March 20, 2014, 19:13 GMT

    I wanna see Gaz and Shamsur/Mominul in.

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:16 GMT

    Bangladeshi shock or not but i am shocked well played Hong Kong

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    The way Bd's tailenders batted is simply unforgivable... How on earth does Razzaq Rubel Al-Amin get out playing shots when there was 5 overs left and a recognised batsman at the other end? Havent they ever played in such a situation when its more important to defend and if possible rotate the strike? Whether its test or t20, tailenders arent supposed to attempt 6s when a team is short of runs!!!

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:32 GMT

    And Mash Said beating india is not an Upset and now we can say even Afgan and Hong Kong beating Bangladesh is not an upset i feel Nepal should have been in Super 10 that Nepal will be more competitive than Bangla

  • Monjur_Elahi on March 20, 2014, 19:33 GMT

    Why isn't Zia in the team, I always wonder and in the rarest occasions when he is in, Mushi is so reluctant in using him! Why Mushi? Zia could be a true T20 player for you and yet he is so ignored. Always respected Mushi as a good captain, but I could never realise why he is so reluctant in picking up and using Zia? The pace bowlers also do not know how to bowl yorkers and bowls plenty of short balls. After playing so many games, Rubel still does not bowl yorkers and keep the opposition feeding in short balls, so does Mashrafe! The middle order batting isn't dependable at all. I wonder why Mominul isn't in the team? Also Naim Islam who could be a true fighter in this format is dropped?

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    Mushfiqur is showing why he should not captain of any team... Captain should be aggressive in field not on their own players and he trying to be over smart for future BCB should replace some other player as a captain that will help for them

  • TheRisingTeam on March 20, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    Simply unprofessional and embarrassing from Bangladesh batsman. There was a high risk Bangladesh actually not making it into the super 10 and would've shattered Bangladesh Cricket in my view. I hate to say this but critics are right about our team in the things they generally say. This batting display and others like bowling and fielding is filled with complacency and arrogance from the Bangladesh players. The only positive way I somehow can look from this woeful performance against Hong Kong is that it will finally teach them to respect ANY opponent and don't be overconfident.

    Losing to 2 associates at home in a space of a month is simply unacceptable and questions need to be answered from players to management to administration.

    I strongly advise a public apology from Bangladesh team to everyone especially to its Bangla fans.

  • inswing on March 20, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    It was very poor show by the last 6 B'desh batsmen. They could have easily added 20 runs with singles in the last 5 overs. They showed no willingness to stick around and all of them tried to hit sixes. Instead they showed disdain for Hong Kong and paid the price. Very unprofessional performance.

  • on March 20, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    Classic case of complacency here. But I think they will perform better in the super 10 because they wont be complacent against any opposition. They are well capable of giving all the teams a good run for their money, and don't be surprised if they come up with a couple of wins. Australia is the weakest player of spin in the group and possibly represent the best Bangladeshi chance for a win.

  • helloDolly on March 20, 2014, 19:42 GMT

    I thought every cat is a tiger at home Alas!this was proven wrong!! and people are complaining about qualifying round!!I guess no one is responsible this time.