Bowling is a big worry for Bangladesh


Having conceded four 300-plus totals in five innings at the 2019 World Cup so far, Bangladesh's bowling attack might be in need of a mindset change. The same attack that's a match-winning one at home has been a bit one-dimensional overseas.

Although they have been one of the sides apart from the top ones to score 300-plus consistently, they are also leaking that many runs while bowling. They allowed South Africa to reach 309 after scoring 330; let New Zealand off after scoring 244 to lose by 2 wickets; gave away 386 runs against England; conceded 321 against the West Indies and now gifting Australia 381. While their batsmen managed to undo the bowlers' shortcoming against the Caribbeans, it is difficult to replicate the same against top teams. 

Skipper Mortaza has been a disappointment in this World Cup while Mohammad Saifuddin has been giving away too many runs despite taking wickets. Two major pacers of the team who have impressed in the past - Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain - too have been less effective in terms of containing the scoring. In the spinning department, Mehidy Hasan is inconsistent while Shakib Al Hasan would have liked to pick some more than his five scalps.