Rahim wants to combat big-hitters

Bangladesh

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was marginally consoled by the fine performances of batsmen Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal, as Bangladesh copped a three-nil ODI series whitewash at the hands of the West Indies on Monday.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was marginally consoled by the fine performances of batsmen Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal, as Bangladesh copped a three-nil ODI series whitewash at the hands of the West Indies on Monday.

The hosts lost the first match despite a superb ton from Haque and slipped to a crushing defeat in the wake of spinner Sunil Narine's telling spell in the second. The third fixture, too, ended in disappointment – and Iqbal's superb half-century rendered vain.

"I thought we bowled really well up front, but the way they, the Windies, scored 300 it was always going to be difficult. I thought they were too good on the day. There is a lot of work to be done before the T20I," said Rahim.

"We need to come up with some good plans for these short boundaries and big-hitters. I thought Anamul played really well in the first match, and then Tamim really played well now."

The West Indians and Tigers will meet for a one-off Twenty20 International at the same venue on Wednesday. Two Tests will follow at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown and Beausejour Cricket Ground in Gros Islet.

"We now look forward to the T20I game, and we hope to come with the same attitude. Not much is going to change as we are hungry for success. We want to keep putting on a good team effort going forward. We look forward to great things ahead," added host skipper Dwayne Bravo.

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