'They have a really good bowling attack' - Former Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar backs Bangladesh bowlers to fire in T20 World Cup 2022

Habibul Bashar has said that Bangladesh can compete well with the rest of the world if the batters can score more runs as they already have a really good bowling attack.

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Former skipper Habibul Bashar has said that Bangladesh have a really good bowling attack and the potential to give a tough competition to any team in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 if the batters start scoring runs going forward. 

Bashar's remarks came after Bangladesh's hard-fought nine-run victory against the Netherlands at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 24. Defending 144, the Asian team bowled out the Dutch side for 135 in the final over courtesy of senior pacer Taskin Ahmed's four-wicket haul.

Habibul Bashar praises Bangladesh bowling attack after victory over the Netherlands

"For Bangladesh this was really very important to start with a win and this will give them confidence. It's a good side and they have got some good players. They have a really good bowling attack and if the batters start scoring some runs then they can give a tough competition to any team in the world," said Bashar while speaking on 'Batbricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti' on CricTracker. 

Batting first Bangladesh lost half their side for hardly anything on the board and were reeling at 76/5 after the end of 11 overs. At one point it seemed as if the Dutch bowlers would skittle them out for a manageable total before Atif Hossain and Nurul Hasan's all-important 44-run stand for the sixth wicket helped the Asian side post a competitive total of 144/8 on the board.

In the second innings, the Bangladesh bowlers proved that it was more than a fighting total as Taskin Ahmed did the bulk of the damage registering figures of 4/25 in his four overs at an economy of 6.3 as the Netherlands completely lost the plot right from the beginning despite chasing a manageable target. 

Colin Ackermann was the lone warrior for the Netherlands as he scored a quickfire 62 runs off 48 balls and a late resistance from Paul van Meekeren (24) lower down the order meant that they lost the contest by a smaller margin.