Bangladesh batting consultant Ashwell Prince is pleased with his team's game against Pakistan, and especially had words of praise for Mushfiqur "I think the guys showed a great deal of character and skills after we were 40-odd for four today," said Prince, as quoted by cricbuzz "Mushfiqur was very patient at the start.
He is an experienced player." "A lot of younger players might have panicked with the low strike-rate, and not being able to get the ball away. But he is an experienced Test player. He stayed calm. He knew runs can come in faster periods in Tests.
He played a great innings."
The mental strength of players
He placed special emphasis on the mental strength of his players who showed character throughout the match "Liton and Mushfiqur continued the plan of hitting straight down the ground.
It is important in red-ball cricket. You want to play as straight as possible when the ball is at the stumps. We saw great composure and skills in this performance," he said. "I am proud of the character that they showed with their backs to the wall.
Sometimes, as a coach, you looks at the technical attributes of the players." "But I was pleased with the mental application. 50 for 4 is a tough time to come to the crease in a Test match. When you find yourself in a tough situation, you have to be mentally strong."
"You have to believe you can bat your team out of that position and into a better position," he said. Their numbers are obviously not primary, but the team's game and the desire to get results "We know the areas we want to score in.
There's definitely a plan, but we don't have a number in mind. We want to get as many as possible. The pitch is good for batting. Is 400 enough, or 500 enough? No one knows. We just have to keep batting until the captain feels we have enough to declare,"' he said.
Hasan Ali also believes in his team and that they can show a good game and achieve a positive result "I think they are in a good position and finished the day on 250. If we can stop them at 350 that would be great and way pitch is behaving our batsmen are very capable and they are in good form and we are confident to put up a big score," he said.