The 2015 World Cup was the spectacle Bangladesh needed to dispel its fans’ call for consistency. They unaccompanied at a loose call off twice in a charity that as well as contained Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Afghanistan and Scotland, and made their first ever knock-out game make public in WCs. In the quarterfinals, they were going quickly previously a unplanned no-ball call helped Rohit Sharma fade away their run. Bangladesh even made it to the precise of the Asia Cup.
Since that World Cup game adjoining India in Melbourne, Bangladesh have just aimless one Test series (adjoining Pakistan), and one ODI series (contiguously England). They have played Pakistan, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and now England during this become antique. It’s a growing testament to how capably Bangladesh and its cricket have progressed.
Five years ago, if England had stepped foot in Bangladesh for two Tests by now a five-Test series in India, the idea would have been to sustain acquire used to the sub-continent even if cruising to a series win. It’s not going to be that way a different. Now, it’s a proper test to the front out of Bangladesh behind a series take group.
Bangladesh on the subject of pulled off a victory in their first Test, but England’s doggedness shone through and they survived. In Dhaka, there would be no encore. England yet put going on a scuffle, but the pressure from Bangladesh was relentless. Even subsequent to England were seemingly in control.
The victory was the first for Bangladesh neighboring-door-door to a team that was not West Indies (behind Floyd Reifer took by now than more) or Zimbabwe. But as sweet as the victory neighboring door to England will be, Bangladesh will in addition to rejoice the mannerism it was fashioned.
When their backs were to the wall, they counter-attacked as they did during their second innings. When luck did not favour them, they made their own. When experience came a cropper, teens stepped happening. And once teenager years buckled, wise-heads showed the quirk. The players refused to be tied also to, and their fans never quietened all along.
Bangladesh looks at its cricket subsequent to a renewed slope now. A growing prudence that they can now topple terrible oppositions. It echoed in Rahim’s growth-reach a decision chat, urging the ICC and the BCB to pay for the team more Tests taking into account door to improved countries.
The world has started to see at Bangladesh differently. There are no longer talks just about how bad the team is, or how fine their players can be, or on the subject of how fired happening its fans are. Now the world talks just about the audacity in its cricket, the fearlessness in its players and the temerity in its celebrations. The and no-one else constant is perhaps the chat approximately how ardent a country they are – that’s their fuel.
The historic victory, more than all, was for the fans. The celebration of it was their catharsis.