Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Opener Tamim Iqbal rues wasted starts, acknowledges need for discipline

In the six games he had played so far, Tamim has hit just one half-century in the competition — 62 against Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday that too in a losing cause.

Press Trust of India, Jun 21, 2019 10:57:08 IST

Bangladesh expects a lot from opener Tamim Iqbal and the left-hander was candid enough to admit that he has not been able to live up to the expectations still in the ongoing World Cup.

In the six games he had played so far, Tamim has hit just one half-century in the competition — 62 against Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday that too in a losing cause.

Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Opener Tamim Iqbal rues wasted starts, acknowledges need for discipline

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has just one half-century this World Cup. AP

It is not that Tamim has not been getting starts in the tournament. Every time he has looked on course for a big score, the 30-year-old simply gave away his wicket.

"In the last game I was batting well, against Australia it was the same but I've not been able to capitalise with important runs," Tamim said after Bangladesh's third loss in the competition.

"The team expects a lot from me, I expect a lot from myself, and until now it's not been great.

"In the first three games, I got myself set and then played two bad shots. I got a decent delivery in the first game (against South Africa) but after that, I gave my wicket away so I needed to be more disciplined," he added.

Tamim, however, is hopeful of turning things around in the remaining three games.

"But I still have three games to go to try and change that around," he said.

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Updated Date: Jun 21, 2019 10:57:08 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254