Bangladesh came into the World Cup with hopes of reaching the semi-finals, but mathematics aside, they are out of the competition with three matches left in the league stage. An hour after the defeat to the Netherlands, players were waiting in line outside Eden Gardens to board the team bus. He stood still in the middle of the crowd of spectators, most people looking down.
“Yesterday’s outcome was unimaginable,” Hassan said. “I spoke to many players personally today, asked them what they are missing, can we do something for them. I spoke to Shakib, Liton (Das) and (Mehidy Hasan) Miraj personally and Mushfiqur (Mushfiqur Rahim) and (Mahmudullah) Riyadh together. I asked them to speak frankly. They all said that not scoring runs is the problem. They don’t know why it is happening. If your top five don’t score. If so, you will not perform well.
“They told me that they are all united but they are surprised by their form. They also said that they are disappointed to hurt their fans who are so passionate. They are superstars of our country. They have had a long career. They “They are not able to score runs, which is also not acceptable to them. There will be criticism of the players, coaches and the board. I personally believe that they can play better cricket.”
“There is not much to do or say during the World Cup. We cannot make any major changes in such a tournament. We have to ensure that the players play courageously in the next three matches.”
Hasan said that for now the team should focus on getting mentally prepared for its remaining matches, starting with the match against Pakistan in Kolkata on October 31.
“After talking to him, I felt he was mentally weak,” he said. “There is not much to do or say during the World Cup. We cannot make any major changes in such a tournament. We have to ensure that the players play courageously in the next three matches. They have to believe in themselves. Otherwise they will do so.” Be uncertain and confused in your shot selection.
“We cannot expect every player to perform well in every game. There are one or two players who do not score runs. This is absolutely normal in cricket. Unfortunately, our top four or five players are in poor form . I have never seen it at this level before. It is completely unexpected.
“We are not batting well. I asked them to retaliate. They should tell us what they need and suggest what should be done. They have given me their promise that they will sit together. They “They seem serious that they want to do this.” Perform. They have to be courageous.”