Nazmul Hassan wants Tamim, Rahim, Shakib, and Mahmudullah to decide their destinies, not the team management. Gitte
The players are suffering in Test cricket because they haven’t adopted the appropriate mindset, according to BCC president Nazmul Hasan. Bangladesh has recently challenged Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa in the first Test but fell short in the series.
Hassan spoke with the team management before of the home Test series against Sri Lanka. “We sought their feedback on the South Africa tour.” Mominul was there as he is leaving for Chattogram tonight. I chatted with him and other coaching staff members. “I just knew their strategy,” Hassan remarked.
“I wanted to know why we do so poorly on tests. According to the coaching staff, we can contend in the first test but succumb in the second. It happened against Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Our players don’t have the mindset to play 10 days of cricket at a time, which is something we need to work on.
“The issue is that Test cricketers don’t play domestic longer-version cricket, so they don’t have the habit of playing for lengthy periods.” With our current international schedule, we can’t force them to play domestic cricket, so we have to halt it.”
The BCB president also urged senior players to make decisions and discuss their futures with the board.
Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan, Mahmudullah, and Mushfiqur Rahim are all in the national team but are looking to extend their careers. Mahmudullah has already agreed to miss six months of T20 cricket. His six-month contract ended in April, but he has yet to reveal his future plans. He also retired from Test cricket to focus on limited-overs cricket.
“As far as seniors are concerned, a lot has changed since the advent of T20 cricket,” Hasan observed. It can be detrimental to other formats if you solely focus on T20 cricket, given that you can play for a long time. Many players are abandoning Test cricket to focus on T20s.
“Our issue is that we don’t want anyone to feel bad and we want them to leave happy.” They must be able to make their own choices as soon as possible. But if they can’t decide, we will have to.
“Mahmudullah has retired from Test cricket, Tamim does not play T20s, and Mushfiqur is now playing and we shall know his plans shortly.” It’s better to sit with the board than the media so we can prepare substitutes. Other countries do things this way, but we aim to change that in the future.
“Shakib’s circumstance is unique among seniors, and discussing him is challenging. Everyone wants him, but acquiring him is hard. We’re not sure what he’ll play because when I talk to him, he seems to want to play in every format, but when a game comes around, he has problems, and those are serious problems. So it’s hard to say anything about him.”