Bangladesh might have lost to Pakistan by a few margin of runs but they have made the world to turn back towards them .
Remember they have chased India's target of 290 in 49 overs and also Sri Lanka's 212 in 40 overs .. These two teams were the last year 's world cup contenders.
Bangladesh had a lot of positives in this Asia cup like they have the ability to chase down a big target ,made crucial long partnerships at regular intervals,picked up wickets at times.
The Batsman's like Tamim Iqbal, Sakib al hasan ,Musfiqur Rahim had a spectacular time with bat against the major teams of Asia . Especially Tamim who made 3 half centuries in the league as well as a crucial 60 in the final against the Pakistanis.
Undoubtedly Sakib was awarded the man of the series who scored 459 at an average of 59 and picked up 6 wickets which proved why he was picked up in the IPL.
Mashrafe Mortaza made a good comeback by picking a handy wickets in every match and so these were good positives for the Tigers....
Lets don't forget the next T20 world cup in 2014 will be held at Bangladesh. So these kind of tournaments and the BPL (Bangladesh premier league ) will make the tigers hunt for a strong contender for the title.
|Tamim showing his bat towards the crowd after a cementing half century|
But in the case of improvement for them ,they depend much over the two batsmen Sakib and Tamim which is not good in many cases. So they need to train a lot in the nets as well as play in the foreign conditions.
But overall this is a great team effort from team which was suspected as a feeble voice....
In short they didn't won the Asia cup but won the millions of heart ...........