Bangladesh scripted history on March 14 as they completed a 3-0 whitewash over England in a T20I series after beating them by 16 runs in the third T20.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan said that it was their fielding which made the difference in the series and set his aim to become the best fielding side in Asia.
“Everyone noticed our fielding in these three matches. We out-fielded England, who are themselves a good fielding side. It is a big tick mark. Our biggest improvement is in our fielding, when I consider every aspect,” Shakib said after the match.
“We should always field well, but we have targeted to become the best fielding side in Asia. After this performance, I don’t think we are too far behind,” he added.
“We didn’t know how much runs were enough on this pitch. So, we were very open-minded,” Shakib said. “We first thought 140 was a good score. Then we got to a stage when we thought 170-180 would be our total. We didn’t get many runs in the last five overs, but we batted well in the powerplay and middle overs.”
Shanto and Litton put England under pressure: Shakib Al Hasan
“They have seven or eight proper bowlers so we had to struggle at least once in the innings. The way Rony and Litton started, and then Shanto and Litton build the innings, especially their running between the wickets, it was outstanding. The way they turned ones into twos and twos into threes, it put England under pressure,” he added.