Mominul Haque: Giving away wickets to the spinners abroad is a big crime



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Mominul Haque: Giving away wickets to the spinners abroad is a big crime

Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque was not happy after the match with South Africa because he believes his team did not know how to deal with the pressure.
''I think we failed to handle the pressure after losing three wickets yesterday because I don't see any other reason,'' Mominul told reporters after the game, as quoted by cricbuzz.

''We played good cricket for four days and played badly only during the last session of yesterday and today. ''It's not that we played badly for five days and there are lots of positives that we can take, and if we make ourselves mentally strong, we can surely make a comeback,'' he added.


Of course, batters weren’t at the level expected, so they give away wickets to spinners ''I think giving away wickets to the spinners abroad is a big crime and I think we should not be giving away wickets.

I need to take the blame on my shoulders. There is always an opportunity to score runs against the spinners and it was a complete batting failure."

Critics

There are many who have criticized the Bangladesh team, and many resent the decision to field at ground.

However, now it is too late for the critics. ''Look, the last Test that we won, we played with seven batsmen. If you see, India, Australia and New Zealand, their batsmen average more than 50 but that is not the case with us.

Our batsmen will have to average 50, (then) we will play with six batsmen and five bowlers. "I picked fielding because I felt the pace bowlers can extract something from the wicket. We could have added another spinner at the expense of deducting a pace bowler or could have gone for six batsmen and five bowlers combination.

But I don't think we still are in such a place that we can go for five batsmen-six bowlers combination while playing abroad," he said.