Sriram encourages Bangladeshi batsmen to draw inspiration from Kohli's approach.

Bangladesh’s technical consultant, Sridharan Sriram, has urged the team’s batsmen to draw inspiration from Virat Kohli in constructing their innings. Kohli’s recent century in their clash against India showcased his exceptional batting prowess, leading India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune on October 19.

Kohli’s masterful innings demonstrated a remarkable ability to control the game, emphasizing the importance of precise shot selection and building an innings effectively.

While Bangladesh enjoyed a promising start with Liton Kumar Das (66) and Tanzid Tamim (51) laying a solid foundation, their failure to capitalize on this strong start proved costly. The dismissals of key batsmen like Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Liton in quick succession derailed their innings, leaving them at 137-4 in the 28th over.

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Bangladesh’s interim ODI skipper, Najmul Hossain, placed blame on Liton Kumar Das for squandering his wicket, believing it influenced the match’s outcome.

Sriram emphasized the need for the Bangladeshi batsmen to learn from Kohli’s approach to constructing and pacing an innings in the ODI format. He praised Kohli’s ability to maintain a high level of intent, run aggressively between the wickets, and find the gaps with precision. Sriram remained hopeful for the team’s future performance despite the disappointing outing, highlighting the resilience required in a long tournament like the World Cup.

He reassured that there was nothing fundamentally wrong with the team’s batting, emphasizing that players needed to convert their starts into substantial scores. Despite the setback, Sriram maintained his belief in the team’s potential to perform well in the remaining five games, acknowledging the missed opportunity to capitalize on a promising start by Tamim and Liton.


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