Tamim Iqbal: "We should have grabbed full points"



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Tamim Iqbal: "We should have grabbed full points"

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal was disappointed after a match with Sri Lanka in which they experienced a 97run loss. They had a lot of mistakes during the match, which in the end cost them. It is certain that after this they will be much more careful, considering that every match is important in the fight for the first place ''It is disappointing,'' Tamim told reporters after the match, as quoted by cricbuzz ''It is not like bilateral series that you win two matches, win the series and there is nothing more to achieve.

Every match is important. You never know these 10 points might come back to bite us. We should have grabbed full points as there was an opportunity. ''We did not bat as per our expectations. The bowling was good while the fielding was good in the opening two games but today it (fielding) was like we were back in the same, bad place.

We failed to hold important catches."

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Bangladesh is currently leading the World Cup Super League points table, but Tamim believes that they should not relax and that things like this can cost them. ''If we forget everything thinking we have won the series, it won't take us anywhere.

I think we have lot of areas to work and improve,'' Tamim said. Liton Kumar Das didn't get a chance this time due to slightly worse performances, so the coach chose Naeem Sheikh ''I think Liton has received lot of chances.

He failed to perform in the last eight to nine matches but this is not the end for him because we all know how capable he is as a player,'' said Tamim. ''You can say about Soumya and Naeem but we all felt he batted well in the practice game.

Today was his first game but I hope he will get more chances. ''I feel if a right-handed batsman opens with me, it is better for the team but my wish is not everything. If anyone performs like Soumya or Naeem, he will have his chances and all I can say is that he will be getting opportunities."

There were also certain umpire mistakes during the match. Tamim was just disappointed with one decision after which he was ruled out ''I was disappointed as I am hundred percent sure it did not touch my bat. When the ball passed me, the bat touched the ground and if the on-field umpire did not given me out it would have been a different thing."