Tamim Iqbal was unhappy with his team's performance



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Tamim Iqbal was unhappy with his team's performance

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal is not satisfied with the game of his team in the match against New Zealand and believes that there is no excuse for such a bad game "There shouldn't be an excuse regarding the preparations," he pointed out, as quoted by cricbuzz "We had practiced quite a lot during the quarantine period, as we had practiced in Queenstown, and in here too (Dunedin), so we were mentally prepared on what to expect from New Zealand, or how should be the conditions.

"Though it was quite difficult to bat in the morning, we have to refrain from overlooking our mistakes. I take a lot of pride in our batting and I don't think getting bundled up for 131 runs is good for us at all.

Iqbal believes that they have made many mistakes and that it is necessary for batsmen to step "The problem is, we had 4-5 soft dismissals, which pushed us to the backfoot early in the game. There were mistakes in shot selection, which led to the soft dismissals."

"If we learn from our mistakes, and score at least 260-270, then the result will be different. The batsmen must step up and give the bowlers something to defend."

Extra motive

New Zealand's Trent Boult believes Bangladesh will now have an extra motive to win "I think when you see their players on paper, the experience they have, they will be 100 percent eager to put it all together in New Zealand."

"Conditions are foreign to them compared to what they are used to, back home. They are not an opposition that we can afford to take lightly,'' he said. Three young players also took their chance in this match: Conway, Young, Mitchell, and it looked like they had been with the team for a long time.

"I think the group is pretty familiar with the style of cricket we want to play in this format. It is pretty unique that we had three ODI debuts today." "They didn't get a real chance to show themselves with the batting, but Will Young is an established first-class cricketer," the pacer pointed out.

"Devon Conway made a great start to his career as well. It is a little different not to have Kane and Ross in that line-up but it is nice to know there's a bit of depth there. The guys are hungry to get out there and stamp their authority.

"These guys feel like they have been part of the woodwork for a very long time. Daryl had a good start to his international career, especially with the red-ball stuff." "There's a good vibe going on in the change room this week.

There's still a lot of hard work to be done in this series but we are going to grounds where we enjoy playing cricket as well. Hopefully, they will have a role to play in the series."