Bangladesh lost its first Super Four game against India by seven wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday. Speaking after the match, captain Mashrafe Mortaza claimed that there was no discussion done with regards to the changes. “I’m still not sure about those who are coming, there has been no discussion. The matter is not clear yet,” said the all-rounder.
The 34-year-old further added that he was unsure whether Sarkar and Kayes have made any adjustments to their techniques. “They were out of the team in the same way, by not performing. Now they are returning to the team in such conditions and such pressure. I do not know what the technical aspects they’ve worked on. Whether they are fixing the problems – which put them out of the team – or not, these things will matter a lot in this tournament,” Mortaza said.
The right-arm seamer said it will be difficult for the newcomers to get into the thick of things straight away. “And especially if you think [about] Afghanistan’s match, they (newly added batsmen) have to deal with more difficult bowlers. It surely won’t be easy for anyone. Everything is difficult in international cricket,” signed off Mortaza.