BAN vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 1: Jamie Siddons reacts after Bangladesh bowled out on 234
Bangladesh batting coach Jamie Siddons on Saturday asked his batters to change over begins large scores while Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Shanto, Anamul Haque, and Liton Das made a useful contribution but couldn’t make a score of substance.
Bangladesh batting coach Jamie Siddons on Saturday asked his hitters to change over begins large scores after the visitors were bowled out for 234 on Day 1 of the second test against the West Indies.
Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Shanto, Anamul Haque, and Liton Das made a useful contribution but couldn’t continue and make a score of substance. On a somewhat certain note, the meeting side’s players showed better judgment and shot determination in contrast with the first test where they were packaged out for a simple 103 on the first day.
”I thought we were a lot more patient today and left the ball well, which we worked on over the last week since the first Test where I thought we played at too many balls. They bowled well today and we didn’t bat as long as we would’ve liked. 230 is not enough on that wicket,”Siddons said after the opening day’s play.
”We just need to bat longer. In Test cricket, you got to bat on for a long time. You got to be there at the end of the day and then we got to be batting tomorrow. We are failing to do that at the moment. We are getting blokes that look more comfortable with the bounce that you get over here. Today I thought Tamim, and Liton looked fantastic but the 50s and 40s are not going to give you enough runs. So those sorts of players need to go on when they get their start.
”Couple of the younger players looked impressive but again got out. Probably a couple of umpiring decisions looked close but didn’t go our way. So 230, we’re struggling at the moment,”he added.
Simons brought up dissimilar to the first test, the surface in St Lucia was great to bat and they might have wrapped up with a score of around 400. To smash home the point, he noted how Shoriful Islam, batting at No 10, looked comfortable at the crease.
”There was no swing there today which bothered us in the first Test. Fairly placid surface as shown by Shoriful’s hitting. When you bat first, little bit of pressure to get the game underway. We handled that okay. Our opening partnership was good. 2 for 100, staring down the barrel of a 400 but at 230, we fell well short of what we should have achieved today.”