With the dust now settled around England’s loss to Bangladesh, we have scanned the reaches of the media to analyse how the two camps felt about the outcome of this drawn, yet momentous, Test Series.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, captain Alastair Cook said; “With the atmosphere of the crowd and men around the bat, it is really difficult. To do well here you have to be able to handle and repel that.”
looking around the dressing room at how much cricket people have played in the sub-continent and it is not a huge amountAlastair Cook
“I think maybe we showed our inexperience, in one sense, in sub-continent conditions in terms of batting,” Cook added. “I was just looking around the dressing room at how much cricket people have played in the sub-continent and it is not a huge amount. I don’t think we should have been chasing 270. We bowled OK but there were chances that we needed to take.”
“I’m really glad that we came to Bangladesh and that it was the cricket that’s done the talking, not the security. You saw what cricket means to the Bangladeshi people.”
England Coach Trevor Bayliss said to The Guardian, “We’ve shown in previous series we’ve been able to come back after losses and win. We’ve got to dig deep and be able to play a very good team playing in their home conditions. We always knew it was going to be tough here but our toughest assignment was always going to be India.”
In an interview with CNN’s News 18, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim spoke openly about their achievements and credited England with coming out to play in what can be seen as difficult region to play in.
there will be a time when we will win a series 2-0 against any big teamMushfiqur Rahim
“It is a very big achievement in Bangladesh’s Test cricket history. It came against a very good England side but there will be a time when we will win a series 2-0 against any big team.From the time we knew England were coming, we planned to make wickets that last three to four days. The sort of wicket that would help our spinners and trouble the English batsmen. We played well in Chittagong but I was surprised that it lasted five days. Here our bowlers executed our plans and the batsmen did well too, which made this win possible.”
Finally, it has emerged that Ben Stokes has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and handed one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the final day’s play. The incident happened during the morning session when Stokes ignored the on-field umpires’ repeated requests to stop sledging Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman.
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