Never played to our potential in ODI series against Sri Lanka: Tamim

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29 May 2021 | 09:40 AM
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Never played to our potential in ODI series against Sri Lanka: Tamim

The Bangladesh captain led his side to their first-ever ODI series win over Sri Lanka

Despite winning the One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal does not think his side played a complete game. Bangladesh lost the third and final match of the three-match series but won the first two games to register their first-ever bilateral ODI series win over Bangladesh.

"As I said at the end of the last game, we have won the series but I never felt that we played the complete game," Tamim said after his side's 97-run loss in the third ODI in Mirpur.

"Never played to our potential. Lucky that we are on the winning side but there are many areas that we need to seriously work on. They had a very attacking mindset today, and we helped them by bowling a lot of short balls, lots of widths. When the opportunity came, we didn't take our catches. If we had taken those, could have been maybe 30 runs lesser," he added. 

Tamim, who scored 52, 13 and 17 in the three games against Sri Lanka also reckons it is time for the young players to step up.

"Overdependency on seniors maybe it is a concern. But I'm someone who always stands with the youngsters because I don't think they aren't trying. Just that if they start scoring, it will be better for the team," the Bangladesh skipper said.

Bangladesh have now won five continuous ODI series at home. They have been dominant at home since 2015, having lost just one bilateral series since then.

Tamim fined

Tamim was fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct.

According to the ICC media release," Tamim was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “use of an audible obscenity during an International Match.”

"In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Tamim, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period," the release further stated.

The incident took place in the 10th over when the Bangladesh captain used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal.

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