The Bangladesh National Cricket Team, led by Shakib Al Hasan, was beaten by the Pakistan National Cricket Team, captained by Babar Azam, with 7 wickets with 63 balls left in the initial Super 4 round match of the Asia Cup 2023 on Wednesday, Friday, September 6. Shakib Al Hasan voiced disappointment with his crew’s batting performance after the match, claiming that they had difficulties handling Pakistan’s fast bowling attack resulting in numerous weak strokes. On a pitch like this, dropping four wickets in just 10 overs was not perfect, and he pointed out the need for more powerful partnerships in future matches.
Shakib Al Hasan commended Pakistan as the best group in the ICC ODI rankings and praised his great pacers, underlining how effectively bowlers make it better for their batsmen to achieve their goals.
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Along with that, he provided honors to his own bowling team, highlighting their ongoing success. He additionally pointed however that they have to work on keeping stable since their batting became irregular. But he expressed hope for a strong showing in Colombo in the next matches. Shakib Al Hasan underlined the worth of their pitch bowlers and observed that his team played better on slower wickets.