T20 World Cup 2021: Bangladesh find themselves in must win situation against Oman

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Bangladesh
came
into
the
tournament
as
the
sixth-ranked
team
which
had
beaten
New
Zealand
and
Australia
at
home.
However,
they
were
were
found
wanting
against
a
spirited
Scotland
on
Sunday
(October
17)
and
lost
the
game
by
six
runs
due
to
an
ordinary
batting
performance.

Bangladesh
were
expected
to
run
away
with
it
after
reducing
Scotland
to
53
for
six
but
the
pressure
of
the
big
stage
perhaps
got
the
the
better
of
them.

Skipper
Mahmudullah
blamed
the
batters
for
the
unexpected
loss
and
said
they
must
perform
better
against
Oman,
who
thrashed
Papua
New
Guinea
in
their
opener.

Bangladesh
need
to
win
on
Tuesday
(October
19)
to
keep
themselves
in
contention
for
a
spot
in
the
Super-12
stage.

“As
a
batting
unit,
we
have
disappointed
ourselves,
so
it’s
a
big
concern,
and
we
need
to
see
things
where
we
have
made
those
mistakes
and
probably
need
to
try
not
to
repeat
those
mistakes
in
the
next
game,”
said
Mahmudullah.

Bangladesh
bowlers
were
brilliant
at
the
start
of
the
game
but
should
not
have
allowed
their
opponents
to
score
140
from
the
very
precarious
situation.

With
pitches
expected
to
remain
on
the
slower
side,
stroke
making
will
not
be
easy
and
the
batters
will
have
to
find
a
way
to
get
the
boundaries
and
those
quick
singles.

More
will
be
expected
from
Bangladesh
openers
Liton
Das
and
Soumya
Sarkar
who
failed
on
Sunday.
Star
all-rounder
Shakib
Al
Hasan
was
far
from
his
best
with
the
bat
and
will
be
expected
to
find
his
rhythm
against
Oman.

Tournament
co-hosts
Oman,
on
the
other
hand,
enjoyed
a
near
perfect
start
to
their
World
Cup
campaign
with
a
10-wicket
rout
of
PNG.

Captain
Zeeshan
Maqsood
led
from
the
front
taking
a
four
wicket
haul
with
his
left-arm
spin.
Oman
will
be
high
on
confidence
against
the
much
more
experienced
Bangladesh.

Indian-origin
Jatinder
Singh
was
the
star
with
the
bat,
smashing
an
unbeaten
73
off
42
balls
to
take
his
team
to
an
emphatic
win.

Talking
about
the
Bangladesh
challenge,
Maqsood
said:
“Definitely
every
game
is
a
tough
game
and
yeah,
we
won
the
game,
and
it
doesn’t
mean
we
should
take
rest
and
feel
easy
and
comfortable.

“Bangladesh
is
a
Test
side,
and
they
have
plenty
of
good
players.
They
have
more
experience
to
play
in
such
a
big
stage.
And
we
have
to
just
take
this
win
as
a
positive
note
and
we
have
to
play
every
game
day-by-day,
what
is
our

what
is
in
front
of
us,
we
cannot
say.”


Teams:


Bangladesh:

Mahmudullah
(captain),
Liton
Das,
Mohammed
Naim,
Mahedi
Hasan,
Shakib
Al
Hasan,
Soumya
Sarkar,
Mushfiqur
Rahim,
Nurul
Hasan
(wicketkeeper),
Afif
Hossain,
Nasum
Ahmed,
Taskin
Ahmed,
Shamim
Hossain,
Mustafizur
Rahman,
Mohammed
Saifuddin.


Oman:

Zeeshan
Maqsood
(captain),
Aqib
Ilyas,
Jatinder
Singh,
Khawar
Ali,
Mohammad
Nadeem,
Ayaan
Khan,
Suraj
Kumar,
Sandeep
Goud,
Nester
Dhamba,
Kaleemullah,
Bilal
Khan,
Naseem
Khushi,
Sufyan
Mehmood,
Fayyaz
Butt,
Khurram
Nawaz
Khan.

Match
starts
at

7.30
PM
IST

on

Tuesday
(October
19)


Live
Channel:

Star
Sports
Network

Star
Sports
1
and
Star
Sports
2


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Streaming:

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