This is the state of batting in Bangladesh in recent times. In the Mirpur Test against Sri Lanka a few days ago, the tour of South Africa before this series has repeatedly failed miserably. Most of the batsmen’s confidence is at the bottom. In the meantime, the West Indies are facing the challenge of managing the Caribbean fast bowlers with potentially fast and bouncy wickets.
In this difficult fight, the team is not getting an experienced person like Mushfiqur. The batsman, who has scored two centuries in two Tests in the series against Sri Lanka, is not going to the Caribbean on leave to perform the Hajj.
Facing the media in Mirpur before the visit, Jamie Siddons lamented Mushfiqur’s absence, but also expressed his excitement to see the other side of the coin.
“There is no doubt that our work will be more difficult without him. Mushfiqur may be replaced by Rabbi (Yasir Ali). He has played well in Tests in South Africa and New Zealand. He will get another chance. I’m looking forward to seeing how he takes the opportunity. He is a good batsman. “
Yasir played a key role in the team’s victory by scoring 50 off 44 balls in the first ODI of the tour of South Africa in March. After settling in two innings in the Test, however, he could not play a big innings. He was dismissed for 22 in Durban and for 48 in Port Elizabeth.
He played a 55-run innings in a team defeat in the Christchurch Test against New Zealand in January, his only fifty so far in four Tests.