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Rakibul feels necessity of batting improvement

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  • 18 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Rakibul feels necessity of batting improvement

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Bangladesh U-19 captain Rakibul Hasan feels that they need to improve their batting if they want to cross the line and make it to the super league quarterfinal of the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup in West Indies.

The junior Tigers suffered a crushing seven-wicket defeat to England in their opening Group A match in St Kitts on Sunday where their batters showcased a disappointing performance and were bowled out for just 97 runs in 35.2 overs after deciding to bat first.

England then chased the target in 25.1 overs to hand the defending champions a humiliating defeat in their first match of the tournament.

Bangladesh still have the chance to qualify for the next round but they will need to win their remaining two group matches against Canada and the United Arab Emirates on January 20 and 22 respectively in order to avoid more humiliation.

“I think we need to look at our batting. As a batting unit, we didn’t do well. We have to improve our batting in particular so we can come back strongly in the next game,” said Rakibul after the match.

“For us, two games remain and we have to win them to cross the line and make it into the next round. We need to play our best cricket to win those games and we are looking forward to it,” he added.