Bangladesh’s domination at their home continues as they defeated England in the second T20 international to clinch the series. England’s cricket team, led by Jos Buttler, suffered a disappointing defeat by four wickets in the second T20I match on Sunday, handing the hosts a series victory with one game remaining. 

Despite their best efforts, England’s performance fell short as the opposing team successfully chased down their target, ultimately clinching the series. This loss puts pressure on the visitors to perform well in the final game in order to avoid a whitewash and salvage some pride.

England fails to make big scores 

In both of the T20 internationals, the English batsmen failed to fire and thus England were not able to get big scores in both games. In the first game, England scored 156 runs in 20 overs whereas, in the second game, they did not even make it past the 120 runs mark, making just 117 runs. 

According to the latest cricket news, after England’s defeat in the second match, former captain Nasser Hussain criticized the team for not including an additional batter in their squad, especially since Will Jacks was forced to withdraw from the series due to an injury. 

Jacks, who was himself a last-minute addition to the squad after Tom Abell pulled out with an injury ahead of the first ODI, was expected to play a key role in the T20I series. However, his absence left the team struggling to fill the void in their batting lineup. Hussain’s comments highlight the importance of having a strong and well-balanced squad, particularly when playing in challenging conditions against a formidable opponent.

Nasser Hussain criticizes the team management

England’s team suffered a setback when Will Jacks had to withdraw from the series due to an injury, leaving the team a batter short. However, the team management decided not to draft anyone in as a replacement, opting instead to promote all-rounders Sam Curran and Moeen Ali up the batting order. This decision was seen by some critics as a risky move, as it meant that the team lacked depth in their batting lineup.

Nevertheless, the team management seemed confident in their decision, hoping that the added depth in their bowling and all-round skills of their top order would be enough to compensate for the missing batter. Unfortunately, this gamble did not pay off, and England’s batting struggles were evident in their defeat in the second T20I.

Nasser Hussain, who was not at all happy with this decision, criticized the team management saying, “The selectors have a difficult juggling act. They’ve got one of the great series coming up in the Ashes. So, they are trying to rest their Test match players.” 

Hussain, who played 96 Test matches for England, further added, “They’ve got white-ball players playing Test match cricket. They’ve got lads that are injured. They’ve got the county season starting soon. But we’ve got 18 counties, if we can’t put an extra batter or two on the ground in Bangladesh, if it means flying (Ollie) Pope or (Zak) Crawley, who I think will be a good white-ball cricketer, I don’t think it’s good enough to say we are one batter short.” 

England and Bangladesh are set to collide again in the third T20 international on Tuesday, 14th March. All match predictions are in favour of the visitors who would like to win the game and get back to home with some dignity.