Jos Buttler defended the composition of his England aspect however admitted they failed to attain sufficient runs as their first T20 since being topped world champions led to defeat.
An England crew containing seven people who performed within the T20 World Cup closing final November appeared mild on batting in opposition to Bangladesh and posted what turned out to be a below-par 156 for six.
Buttler’s 67 off 42 balls appeared to have given England a springboard however some canny demise bowling from Bangladesh’s quicks restricted the vacationers to only 21 runs within the closing 4 overs in Chattogram.
Najmul Hossain Shanto’s broke the again of the chase with 51 off 30 balls then Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan’s 34 not out off 24 deliveries obtained his aspect residence with six wickets and two overs to spare.
Buttler stated on the post-match presentation ceremony: “We were in a position to kick on and launch it at the end but we couldn’t manage to get away and we were probably 20 short of where we wanted to be.
“We then chased it a little bit in the field. If we had extra runs on the board it would have been alittle bit easier but Bangladesh came out and played with a lot of intent, took the game on and put us under a lot of pressure.”
England have solely 13 gamers to select from after deciding in opposition to changing both the injured Tom Abell or Will Jacks, permitting Sam Curran, the participant of the event and closing on the T20 World Cup, a top-six position with Chris Woakes batting in his highest place of quantity seven on this format.
Buttler added: “It’s a differently balanced team, we’ve got a lot of good all-rounders and that gives you a lot of options. We’re blessed with options and that’s a nice position to be in in the field.”
Buttler placed on 80 within the first 10 overs alongside Phil Salt, who bristled with intent however turned slowed down in opposition to sluggish left-armers Shakib and Nasum Ahmed and made a stodgy 38 off 35 balls.
It marks the second match in a row that Salt has gotten out within the 30s – having performed so within the closing ODI in opposition to Bangladesh in a collection England received 2-1 – and he acknowledged his disappointment afterwards.
He stated: “They are the most frustrating ones for me because you want to be the guy who goes on to win the game. That is the mark of a world-class player, someone who goes on and wins it.”
Salt would have preferred to take a leaf out of Buttler’s e-book, with the England captain thumping 4 fours and 4 sixes earlier than holing out, one in every of 4 wickets to fall within the final 5 overs.
Salt labelled his occasional England colleague and Lancashire and Manchester Originals team-mate as the very best limited-overs batter round.
Salt stated: “To be honest, he’s probably my favourite opening partner, he has so many different options, the skill level is so high.
“In white-ball cricket around the world at the moment he is the benchmark with the bat, the best around. Everyone wants to emulate him. I definitely want to emulate him.”
After Bangladesh obtained off to a flyer in response, a wicket apiece for Adil Rashid and Jofra Archer checked their progress however Najmul flayed Mark Wood for 4 successive fours to ignite their cost.
His hard-hitting made it six consecutive fours following back-to-back boundaries from Towhid Hridoy on the again finish of Chris Woakes’ previous over which put Bangladesh in pole place within the first of three T20s.
Najmul was dismissed shortly after his implausible 27-ball fifty however Shakib and Afif Hossain, who contributed 15 not out to an unbroken 46-run stand, made certain there was no dramatic twist.
For Shakib, whose aspect completed second backside of their T20 World Cup group, victory over England marked a great begin as they construct in the direction of the 2024 event within the Caribbean.
He stated: “This is a very good start and we just build from here. We can only get better and then put a very good team in at the World Cup.”
The collection resumes in Dhaka on Sunday.