Youths on Bangladesh’s World Cup performance

New Age Youth | Published: 00:00, Jul 14,2019


Bangladesh cricket team has wrapped up its ICC World Cup 2019 campaign. Apart from some brilliant individual performances, the team performance and the standing in the points table were mediocre. Young minds share their thoughts with New Age Youth on Bangladesh cricket team’s performance  

Anjuman Ara Islam
Ideal School and College, Dhaka

I THINK Bangladesh cricket team did not put their best effort in the ICC World Cup 2019. They could have done much better with their phenomenal team. With Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as the captain, Tamim and Soumya as opening batsmen, along with the best all-rounder of the world — Shakib Al Hasan, ‘cutter master’ Mustafizur Rahman and some very talented other players, this team surely was one of the strongest teams, yet, they failed to live up to the expectations.

In spite of having a team like this, there were lack of symmetry and coordination between the players, throughout the tournament. Apart from the overall performance of Shakib Al Hasan, no other player has been consistent.

Tamim Iqbal barely scored some good runs. Mushfiqur could not keep his consistency but showed glimpses of his talent and ability. The bowlers too, failed to stand out remarkably, except for Mustafizur.

Besides, their fielding needs massive improvement. After giving their opponents a strong target to chase, they fail miserably due to their poor fielding. Missing simple catches to bad throws it almost became a regular incident during the matches of Bangladesh. But unfortunately, these mistakes are never justifiable on a stage like this where every team tries to exceed their ability.

And last but not the least a team can never be called a team if it lacks proper coordination. So, in order to fill all these gaps, the team must work together, in a definite direction, with clear motive and objectives.

It is high time for the ‘Tigers’ to learn something from their mistakes and should take big steps to fix them if they want to rise as a superpower in the cricketing world.

Twasin Tasawar
North South University

TEAM Bangladesh’s journey in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup came to an end. The team could not earn the required points to reach to the semi-finals. The performance of team Bangladesh was below expectation.

Bangladesh started their journey with a fantastic 21 run win over South Africa showing that they were a genuine force in the world game. But unfortunately, the team could not hold on to the form and later were beaten by England, New Zealand, Australia, India and Pakistan.

The players did manage to win two more matches against West Indies and Afghanistan. They won by seven wickets against West Indies and by 62 runs against Afghanistan.

The only player who performed consistently well was Shakib Al Hasan. He became the first player in history to have scored 500 runs and scalp 10 wickets in one edition of World Cup. The 32-year old all-rounder had been in exquisite form in this World Cup.

To complement his performance, well renowned ‘The Fizz’ also had an excellent performance. Being the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh, he grabbed 20 wickets in this World Cup.

However, we still believe in our cricket team and we hope that team Bangladesh will perform much better in the next World Cup.

Ridwan Rafid Hussain
North South University

CRICKET World Cup 2019 is over. Like every edition, we were very excited for our Bangladesh Cricket team's amazing performance on field but they failed to fulfil that expectation. After a flying start by beating South Africa, Bangladesh looked solid to shine in the following matches but they could not fulfil their potential result.

They were beaten by Australia, England, New Zealand, India and Pakistan. In the biggest stage of the competition, every possible chance should be taken to win the matches but that did not happen to Bangladesh.

They made some mistakes during the vital moment of the matches such as Mushfiq missed an easy run-out of Kane Williamson and that cost the match against New Zealand.

Shabbir dropped Warner on nine runs and eventually Warner made 166 runs in that game. These made the difference between Bangladesh and their opponents.

On top of that, Bangladesh could not build up partnership which was mostly needed during the key moments of the game and as a result, the momentum was shifted towards the opponents.

However, there were some individual performances such as Shakib Al Hasan scored 606 runs in eight matches and took 11 wickets. Mustafiz took 20 wickets in eight matches. So, team wise, the performance was mediocre with some individual brilliance.

So overall, Bangladesh Cricket team could not manage to live up to their expectation. They could not show their efficiency at the right moment of the game and so they suffered in terms of acquiring position in the semi finals.

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