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Asia Cup experience a good lesson for Tigers ahead of upcoming World Cup

Published : 16 Sep 2023 08:42 PM

Tigers’ ambitious objective of becoming a power in the cricket world or no less than a constant big threats for the powerhouses to achieve the target is yet to  succeed, as  Bangladesh ended their Asia Cup mission with disappointing note after managing only two wins of five matches, one each in group leg and Super Four stage.

For the Tigers, the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is the biggest stage to show their prowess and to establish their position where they are in the world cricket.  

Ahead of the upcoming World Cup to kick off from the first week of October, Tigers might have taken lessons from their bitter experiences in the Asia Cup and will focus on to get rid of the blunders.  

After a struggling entry in the Super Four stage, Tigers’ high hope to play in the final was dashed after suffering two consecutive defeats to Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Though it was too late to taste the win in the knockout phase but was some solace not to leave without any points from the last four competitions.

No matter, India played the match against Bangladesh with their almost second stint or reserve bench players, there is no way to degrade the success of the Tigers but to convey some credits for defeating India.  

However, the Tigers, though left the country eyeing to play in the final or to demonstrate the performances that would at least significant and expressive which could be enthusiastic to thousands of their fans.  

But apart from the match against Afghanistan in the first phase and the hard fought win against India in the Super Four, their performances could not translated at all their capability they deserved to do at the big stage against the big opponents. 

Tigers fully failed to prove their wisdom and psychological strength to keep cool and to determine during the tough situation, as they looked not become skilled enough to get rid of from a tricky situation.

In some respect, it has been seen that Tigers use to lose their concentration being in the better position and tumbled to an awkward position and eventually the match sneak out of their grip from the winning position and ultimately suffered defeat.  

If have a look to vital matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan when in the low scoring matches Bangladesh had every domination and created the winning chance but all of a sudden, players, specially the batters lost their concentration and due to poor applications got out erratically.

In most of the matches in the ongoing Asia Cup, batters unreliably got out, none of the top orders or middle orders could consistently bat for a long or could not carry on their momentum. 

The strategy they set out, an ambitious target, which could lead to the Tigers becoming influence amid their confident response to the threats to their future but they fail to execute very often.

The unsteady performances in the Asia Cup spotted a huge impact of a long-standing commitment and have lack of sustain ability of the Tigers.

Ahead of the World Cup, it becomes essential for the Tigers to find out solutions for the blunders the use to do on the way to mission success. There should have perfect development analysis to meet the highest standards of performances to achieve their ultimate targets. 

New Zealand series is an ideal big match practice to watch the players and to rectify their errors.       

Earlier, in the summer, Bangladesh lost the ODI series to both England and Afghanistan at their home ground ahead of the Asia Cup, which was a great concern but the Tigers might be a bit relaxed. 

Now, ahead of the Men’s ODI World Cup India, Tigers should be more cautious recalling the bitter experiences in the Asia Cup.