It gives us a breather but it’s not the ultimate goal

It’s not the ultimate goal

Bangladesh’s qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup amazed Tamim Iqbal in advance of the three-match residence series against India beginning on Sunday. Bangladesh was just one of seven teams to qualify straight for the World Cup after the 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan ended in a fruitless draw in Pallekele.

” I was shocked when I saw that we had actually finished certifying,” Tamim told ESPNcricinfo. “I assumed we required to win one of the last 6 video games, however it came early because of the results of the other teams. It offers us a little bit of a rest, however it’s not the supreme objective. We have to complete in the top four ideally.”

Bangladesh have actually won five of the last 6 ODI series under Tamim, the emphasize of which was the initial collection win in South Africa in March this year. Tamim’s winning percentage of 59.25 is currently the very best by a Bangladesh captain in ODIs.

” I assume the means we qualified was a fantastic accomplishment,” Tamim stated.” I assume when this certifying point showed up, we took it very seriously. We knew we had some road video games, also. We really did not want to wait until completion to qualify. Entering into the 2023 World Cup, we absolutely wish to do very well. If we certify as one of the top three or leading four groups, it makes sense to discuss wanting to play in the semifinals or the finals. If you get in as a fourth location team, it indicates you succeed in 20-23 games. For a team like us, that will offer us some self-confidence.”

Tamim’s collaboration with train Russell Domingo has been a major consider Bangladesh’s recent success. After Domingo had been under pressure following Bangladesh’s two-match collection loss in Zimbabwe, BCB generated S Sriram as a technical advisor – in effect the head coach – for the Asia Cup (T20 format) as well as the T20 World Cup.

Tamim, that relinquished T20I cricket previously this year, has reunited with Domingo et cetera of the group for the vital ODI and Test series in the coming months. Regardless of “some bumps in the roadway” previously in the year, Domingo said he and Tamim are now on the very same web page.

” We have a mutual understanding,” Domingo said.” We have actually had some bumps in the road. Our relationship is good right now. We understand each other’s duties. We comprehend what we desire from our group. The next couple of months are important for the 50-inning group. We truly intend to qualify for the [World Cup] semifinals. We have a team that can do that.

” That’s the type of language we have actually been talking about for the last year as well as a half. We didn’t go there simply to contend, we intended to try to win the tournament. In those problems, with the players we have, I assume we have a possibility. We require to share that idea since the idea in Bangladesh cricket is not where it ought to be. There will be some speed bumps and also we will certainly lose the game, yet the utmost goal is to reach the World Cup semifinals.”

Domingo went back to Bangladesh previously this month after pausing during the T20 World Cup. He attributes Bangladesh’s ODI success to their understanding of the duty.

” We started well last year with wins in the house against the West Indies and also Sri Lanka,” he said.” We shed in New Zealand, however we came close in a video game that provided us self-confidence. It’s a layout of the game that they are good at. They have won large collection prior to, so they are confident in this specific format.”

Bangladesh after that defeated South Africa 2-1 in the away series, which Domingo thinks was one of his ideal achievements as a train.

” If we had lost in South Africa, we would certainly have remained in a different scenario today with just 6 video games in hand,” Domingo claimed.” We would certainly have needed to win 3 or four video games in the house against England as well as Ireland, the last being a significant team in home problems. At the time, South Africa was a large challenge. In our history, we had never ever won a video game in South Africa. We have actually never ever also completed there, so the way every person contributed, specifically the bowlers, was a fantastic collection win.”

Bangladesh additionally beat the West Indies 3-0 as well as lost 2-1 to Zimbabwe shortly later on, yet neither collection belonged to the ODI Super League. They after that moved their focus to T20 matches ahead of the World Cup in Australia, with Tamim keeping in mind the absence of ODI playing time in advance of the collection against India.

” The only worry is that we have not played ODI cricket in the last three or four months,” Tamim said.” We have played a great deal of T20 matches due to the World Cup. Both styles are really various. The frame of mind entering into ODIs is really essential. You need to be emotionally ready to play against a leading team like India.”

Domingo is not worried about the transition from T20s to ODIs, generally because the core members of the batting device – Tamim, Mahmudullah as well as Mushfiqur Rahim – did not play in the T20 World Cup.

” We know that our ideal 17-18 gamers remain in this style,” Domingo stated.” Currently it’s time to decrease it to 15 for the World Cup. Everyone understands their role. But there are 1 or 2 positions that you are seeking, so this collection has been good for filling up those positions.

Tamim likewise warned Bangladesh against complacency as well as claimed their best goal is to reach the knockout stages of following year’s ODI World Cup.

” Teams that have actually won trophies know precisely what they require to do on a bigger stage,” Tamim said.” But with trophy-less teams like us, we sometimes obtain confused about exactly how to deal with it. We will certainly play some actually great teams like India and England prior to the World Cup, which will certainly offer us a chance to see where we are at.

” We can’t kick back just because we have actually certified. That is not the utmost objective. The ultimate objective is to do well worldwide Cup and also for that we need to execute well in these collection. If we don’t succeed, we can figure out where we need to improve.”

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