The Bangladesh team had a memorable series in South Africa in March-April. Mominul Haque’s team lost the first Test by 220 runs. Bigger rate in the second Test, 332 runs. Bangladesh’s batting in the second innings of both the Tests was even more disappointing than the big loss. Bangladesh were all out for 53 in the second innings of the first Test and 70 in the second innings of the second Test. Siddons did nothing to replace Tamim and Mushfiq
Bangladesh batsmen have turned around in the Chittagong Test against Sri Lanka after overcoming the effect of such bad batting in South Africa. In reply to Sri Lanka’s 397, Bangladesh finished the third day’s play with 316 for 3 in the first innings.
After the tour of South Africa, the Bangladesh players have a couple of weeks to prepare for the Sri Lanka series. What has batting coach Jamie Siddons done in such a short time that Tamim Iqbal-Mushfiqur Rahim have been able to change themselves in this way!
Siddons said, he did nothing! He just tried to make the players mentally stronger. “We tried to get the players back in their confidence,” Siddons said after yesterday’s game. It was very disappointing for South Africa to be all out for 53 and 60 runs. Then they have to play against a good bowling attack. ‘
“I haven’t done much in the last two weeks,” said Siddons. I have fixed some small issues. I talked to them about the discipline of Test cricket. Understood what discipline is needed to play Test cricket. That’s what they did here. ”
How to bat against a good bowling attack and what it takes to bat well – Siddons also said, ‘Confidence is at the root of everything. You have to understand what the plan is. They have done a great job here. You see, they didn’t play a big shot in the air except for two shots from Lytton. Everyone was very disciplined. That’s how Mushi knocked the ball, that’s what we told him . . ”