The Commander of Bangladesh Cricket Team Mashrafe bin Mortaza says fielding has been a concern all of his career. After a painful defeat to Pakistan, he confessed it in the press conference. He also admitted that when there is a partnership in the opponent team, they get down. This is part that a player can change and he really thinks that the Bangladesh team definitely needs to improve their fielding performance.

Mashrafe says fielding has been a concern all of his career

It was the last World Cup game of Mashrafe bin Mortaza. He was really good at holding his emotion though he said a lot to the press. He said that if his team could win the match, they could have said the luck was not with them. However, the story did not go that way. They did some things really throughout the tournament well but a few things also did not go along the way they had planned. One of them was bad fielding.

Having let go of opportunities in crucial moments during the matches can really change the outcome of a game. Mashrafe concedes that’s exactly what happened during their match against India, New Zealand and Pakistan. For example in the match against India, Tamim Iqbal missed an easy catch of Rohit Sharma. The miss really came out very costly to them as Rohit scored a century from his new life. Mashrafe said,

If we won against India, we could have had a certain type of momentum. But after the matches against Australia and India, I think we are in a similar position in batting.

Mashrafe highly praised Shakib. He said Shakib has been absolutely beautiful in every match. He batted at three and did what he could do. Mashrafe confessed that he really feel very sorry for Shakib.
On the other hand, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur admitted Pakistan’s failed World Cup campaign and it gave him mixed feelings. He said, it is not the end they wanted and it has been a campaign of ‘if‘ and ‘but.’ Arthur said,

It’s nice to sit here and know we’ve beaten two of those top four teams during our campaign, which shows we are not a mile off in terms of where we are as a cricket team.


Nonetheless, it is over and both teams are going back home with some good some bad but a lot of experiences. Hope these will come out handy to them in their upcoming voyages.