Bangladesh has been the underdog in almost every ICC tournament, as any big team can drop points against Bangladesh. Bangladesh cricket has been through a downfall in recent times. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the Netherlands and Afghanistan have put up better performances against big teams as compared to Bangladesh.
Bangladesh batting order has been a point of concern in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, though they defeated India and Pakistan both before the world cup began. In their first game of the tournament, Bangladesh convincingly defeated Afghanistan, but things went wrong from here for Bangladesh as they lost to England by 137 runs.
Only Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim scored in the fifties against England, but no contribution from the rest of the batters led to a huge loss for Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket 2023 World Cup. New Zealand then defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets while chasing down the target of 246 runs, with 48 balls still left to play. Shakib, Mahmudullah, and Mushfiqur Rahim played valuable innings but couldn’t convert them into big ones.
What’s next for Bangladesh cricket?
Bangladesh cricket woes persist as they face defeats against cricketing powerhouses India, Pakistan, Australia, and South Africa, highlighting their ongoing struggle on the international stage. The solitary victories came against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, but the shock defeat to the Netherlands by 87 runs underscored the team’s precarious state. It is evident that Bangladesh is grappling with challenges, necessitating a strategic overhaul. The urgency lies in shedding underperforming players, coupled with a comprehensive restructuring of both the batting and bowling units. The team’s recent performance underscores the imperative for a rejuvenation process to restore competitiveness on the global cricket platform.
Shakib is no longer performing to his full potential; there is no threat in the Bangladesh bowling attack that troubles the batters of the opposition. Good scouting from domestic leagues and competitions would help Bangladesh cricket compete at the top level.
Bangladesh will play two match test series from November 28th, 2023, to December 10th, 2023, at home, three match one-day series against New Zealand away, and three match T20 series as well in New Zealand.