Fielding the headache as Eves eye seriesStaff Correspondent
Bangladesh women cricketers will take on South Africa in the deciding game of the three-match Walton Mobile Twenty20 series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.
The game will start at 9:30am that will be telecast live by ATN Bangla TV channel as the series is hanging in the balance after the hosts went 1-0 up only to be levelled in the second game by the visitors.
Skipper Salma Khatun is emphasising on improving the fielding skill of the Bangladeshi eves as she feels that her opponents are getting an extra edge over them for it.
Fielding had let them down on twice – in the one-day and the Twenty20 series – as they squandered the lead on both occasions. South Africa went on to take the one-day series 2-1 despite losing the opening match and a sense of déjà vu has returned in the Twenty20 as well.
After a comprehensive win in the first Twenty20, Bangladesh lost the second one in a last-over thriller largely because of their poor fielding.
‘I think we need to improve our fielding as this is an area where we are failing when it mattered most,’ Salma told reporters ahead of the series decider.
‘We lost two matches because we failed in this department and we need to focus more on this aspect,’ said Salma.
The team can be motivated by the fact that Walton, the title sponsor of the series, announced to present a Walton mobile handset to every player if they win the series. There are incentives for the player of the final, who will get a 22in LCD television set and the player of the series will be given a 10cft refrigerator.
If Bangladesh lose, only there will be a mobile handset as prizes for the player of the final and the player of the series.
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