Sports, Cricket

Tigresses seek confidence for second T20

Published : 29 Apr 2024 09:02 PM

Bangladesh's women's cricket team faces a crucial encounter against India in the second T20 of the five-match series today at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The Tigresses will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing 44-run defeat in the series opener at the same venue.

Bangladesh's batting has been a cause for concern since the Australia series. The top and middle order have struggled to build partnerships and challenge opposing bowlers. Captain Nigar Sultana Joty was the lone bright spark in the first T20, scoring a vital half-century that helped the team reach a respectable total.

Joty herself acknowledged the team's lack of confidence in their batting display. "We need to be confident," she emphasized. "Our batting department has the talent, but the players aren't performing to their full potential."

Despite the batting woes, Bangladesh's bowlers displayed promising signs. They restricted India to a manageable total of 145 runs, with good bowling performances especially in the last few overs.

Lack of confidence is the major problem for Bangladesh team. Batters can’t create any competition. From top to lower order, none of them can challenge Indian bowlers. Team must get relief from this curse. Overall Tigresses paid the price of catch miss.    

Bangladesh's batting unit has been suffering since the Australia series. Everyone except captain Jyoti was in procession. The same thing happened in the first T-20. The Tigress captain scored a fifty. Based on that, Bangladesh has crossed 100.

With the series still young, Bangladesh has a chance to turn things around. Their focus for the second T20 should be on building partnerships, playing with confidence, and translating their potential into runs on the board.

In the first T20 India won the toss and batted first, losing seven wickets in the scheduled 20 overs and scored 145 runs. Yastika Bhatia scored the highest 36 runs for the team. In response, Bangladesh lost eight wickets and could not score more than 108 runs. Jyoti scored 51 runs off 48 balls for the team. Moreover, Murshida scored 13 runs.