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Nannu confident Tiger openers will adapt in UAE & Oman


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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu believes the openers will adapt to the conditions over time and there is nothing to worry about the top orders.

Bangladesh lost their first official warm-up game against Sri Lanka by 4 wickets on Tuesday as the top order botched, only Soumya Sarkar played an important knock of 34 runs.

Opener Liton Das and Mohammad Naim failed with the bat over the Lankans, however, the duo made the fifties against the comparatively weaker team like Oman A in their unofficial practice match in Oman. Nannu stated the wickets are low and sluggish which would take some time for the batters to settle down.

“They [Bangladesh] played at home, the wicket was a little slow here. It is difficult to adapt quickly. The wickets seemed to be adjustable, our openers can adapt over time and play as a team on the wickets in the UAE and Oman,” said Nannu.

“Everyone has to play well in the shorter version, we just can’t worry about the openers. On the given day you must give your best. Because this is a short game, it does not take much time to turn the table. So, there should be no lackings and every second, every moment is very important,”

Nannu also said the results of the warm-up matches does not matter as it’s solely concerned about the performances and evaluation of the cricketers.

“There will be ups and downs in the warm-up games. A lot of things are being tested in these matches. Batting-bowling-fielding every sector gets evaluated during these matches. Everyone is getting prepared. Everyone has a good opportunity. They are playing back-to-back matches. However, normally they don't get much matches. So, this is a great opportunity for preparation,” Nannu added.

 

 

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