Bangladesh lost the first two T20I matches against Pakistan and batting coach, Neil McKenzie is disappointed.
According to Neil McKenzie, the batsmen of the Bangladesh cricket team lack intent. He also emphasized that it is important to rotate the strike and lessen the dot ball percentage.
The visitors only managed to score a total of 141 and 136 for the first two matches. They played out 45 and 47 dot balls respectively in the two matches.
McKenzie said on an interview, ‘You got to know your game, rotate the strike and then go with your boundary options. There's a lot of inexperience in the squad at the moment. We knew that was going to be the case before we got there, but still it is disappointing. I think we missed out on a good start the other day (in the first T20I). What's been disappointing for me has been the intent’.
He encouraged the batsmen to transform their small actions into bigger ones. He also added that both consistency and intent are important, and must be seen more from the batsmen of Bangladesh.
On top of that, McKenzie also brought up that the batsmen must change their mentality. He felt that the batsmen are content with getting a decent score to secure a spot for the next match and are not ‘jumping out of the box’.
Currently, Pakistan is leading in the T20 series with an overall of 2-0. The first leg of Bangladesh tour of Pakistan started on January 24. The tour includes two Tests, three T20Is and a one-off ODI.
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