Following a dismal performance by the Bangladeshi hitters in the first Test match of the ongoing series against the West Indies, Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo believes that the batters are now suffering from a lack of confidence. He was not pleased with the way in which his batters were removed, claiming that there were too many easy dismissals and poor decision-making with the bat. He was not satisfied.
Domingo believes that Bangladesh could have added more runs to their total for both innings if they hadn’t been dismissed in such an easy manner throughout the encounter. Going into the fourth day of the match, Bangladesh is dangerously close to losing since they only managed to score 103 and 245 runs during their first and second innings, respectively.
According to Domingo, who was reported by India Today as stating something to the effect, “Batters are all low on confidence at the moment. Some of the major players, like Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain, are struggling with their confidence. Confidence is quite important in the sport of cricket, and it seems that they do not now possess that confidence in their batting.”
In this particular test match, there were an excessive number of easy dismissals: Russell Domingo
“That’s not a good sign. Throughout both innings, there were an excessive number of easy dismissals and an excessive number of bad choices in the batting, which resulted in 103 runs in the first innings. They may have gotten more than that. But the basic truth is that they only got that many.” Domingo said after the end of Day 3.
The West Indies bowlers took control of the game from the very beginning of the match, dismissing three of the top four Bangladesh batsmen in the first innings for a score of zero and six batters overall in the innings. Jayden Seales, a seamer, was the most successful of the bowlers, taking three wickets while allowing just 33 runs. In their reply, the West Indies scored 265, which gave them a gigantic lead of 163. This was made possible by West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, who struck an important 94 runs.
Despite putting up some fight in their second innings, Bangladesh was unable to score enough runs to make a comeback in the match. They were only able to set a paltry total of 84 for the opposition to chase down. After Day 3, the West Indies have reached 49 runs with three wickets remaining, and they are well on their way to winning on Day 4.