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WI v BAN 2nd ODI Player Ratings: Bangladesh do a Bangladesh

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Last Updated on 6 years by Charbel Coorey

If there was a World Cup for throwing wins away, Bangladesh would win it every single time. No doubt about it. No one will even come close.

It’s got to the point where not even 14 to win off 12 balls with six wickets in hand is a not a comfortable position. Following the game myself, and as an avid fan of Bangladesh Cricket, I had a feeling Bangladesh would blow it. That they did. I was not happy!

Today is #ThrowbackThursday indeed. A throwback to the famous Bangalore implosion v India at the World T20 in 2016.

At least Mushfiqur didn’t celebrate this time…

Instead of winning praise, Bangladesh are encouraging opposition fans to create winning memes on social media. Man, they just don’t learn. South Africa can breathe easy – world cricket has chokers and bottlers that not even Arsenal Football Club can match (hopefully things change under our new manager, Unai Emery).

For West Indies, the series is alive, and for me, they are favourites to win it. Teams know that Bangladesh can crumble under pressure, and credit to West Indies for staying in the fight in those middle overs. But goodness me, Jason Holder’s last over performance wasn’t even that impressive; it just goes to show how disappointing Bangladesh can be in tight chases.

In this piece, I will go through each player and rate them out of ten, including the awesome Shimron Hetmyer, who was deserving of his man of the match award.

West Indies

Chris Gayle: Dot, dot, four, six, dot, dot, four,six, dot, dot, dot, four, six, dot, dot, out, dropped catch, few tight overs. Repeat. 6

Evin Lewis: Two low scores now in the series. Decided he would be Shane Watson for the day and waste a review for his team. 3

Shai Hope: Dismissal reflective of his innings. Stop, start. Still waiting to hit the form we saw in the England Tests last year. 5

Shimron Hetmyer: The player of the day. This guy has fantastic leadership qualities, highlighted by his U19 exploits a couple of years back. Magnificent innings that got his team to 271. 10

Jason Mohammed: Not much to write about on this one. Tried to cut one too close. 3

Rovman Powell: Played well for his 44. Came in at a tricky time. Missed a juicy “hit me” ball from Rubel, though. 7

Jason Holder: Was having an ordinary day until his final over where he defended seven. Word on the street is that he plans to take the Bangladesh boys out for dinner as a thank you for gifting West Indies victory. 6

Ashley Nurse: Looked as convincing with the bat as Bangladesh in the final over of a chase. However, he offered plenty with the ball, turning the ball plenty. Could have had a few more wickets. 7

Keemo Paul: Some good moments, and some poor ones. Learning curve. 5

Devendra Bishoo: A bloke spinning the ball as much as Bishoo did should have taken more wickets. Having Chris Gayle at slip these days doesn’t help. He looked threatening right through his ten overs. 7

Alzarri Joseph: Remember when coaches would say “line and length”? Yeah, not much of that from Alzarri. All over the place. 3

Bangladesh:

Tamim Iqbal: “We had a poor Test series,” said Tamim after the game. “I proved to everyone that I can still play the format well.” After a fast start, Tamim slowed down inexplicably, which brought West Indies back into the game. ROTATE THE STRIKE, MATE. 6.5

Anamul Haque: The beautiful and the very ugly. “Screw it, I’m not blocking.” Some incredible shots but getting out when swinging is not a pretty sight. Tamim thought it was Test, Anamul thought it was a T20. 5

Shakib Al Hasan: Mostly tidy with the ball, but dropped a critical catch when Shimron Hetmyer was on 79. Played a composed innings with the bat before throwing it away like only Shakib knows how… 7

Mushfiqur Rahim: The meme man. Looking for meme opportunities? Mushfiqur can deliver. At least he didn’t celebrate this time… What’s so disappointing is that his dismissal overshadowed just how good his innings was up until that point. He kept the scoreboard ticking with the ball turning miles, but it was all undone with that fatal shot to deep midwicket… 7
Mahmudullah: “40 off 30 was too easy,” said Mahmudullah. “I wanted to make things interesting by running down the pitch when a run wasn’t there and cause mayhem.” He sure made things interesting. Again so frustrating after such a good knock in challenging conditions. 6.5

Sabbir Rahman: Another Mohammad Ashraful. Looks good, but doesn’t deliver. Please, Bangladesh, top picking this guy. Showed no match awareness and barely played a smart shot. Threw it away with 8 off 7 needed. 3

Mossadek Hossain: Expensive four overs with the ball and could barely get the ball off the square in the last over. To be fair to him, if the others weren’t so silly, he wouldn’t have been out there at the end… 3

Mashrafe Mortaza: Mashrafe is a miracle man for Bangladesh but not quite “six off his only ball to win the game” miracle man. If he didn’t break something in the dressing room and go absolutely crazy at his boys, then he has done wrong. Who could blame him if he wanted to pick up a few of the guys and launch them out the window? 6.5

Mehidy Hasan Miraz: Another fine day with the ball for Bangladesh’s talented off spinner. Three maidens! Please, Mashrafe, don’t launch him out the window. 7

Mustafizur Rahman: Steady day for the “Fizz” with late over wickets. Needed to target the stumps against Alzarri Joseph with West Indies nine down for below 250. 6.5

Rubel Hossain: One of the players Mashrafe could launch out the window. How many times has Rubel disappointed at the death? That over of 20+ at the end of the West Indies innings proved critical. Overshadows his three wickets. 5.5

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So, there we have it. Had I had the chance to write this straight after the game, I would have probably published a few swear words.
Thanks to Bangladesh’s incompetence in the death overs, West Indies have kept the series alive. It should be an interesting 3rd ODI.
Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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