Tamim hails Sohan and Nasum
With another series victory overseas, Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal took pride for this team as the Tigers whitewashed the West Indies, beating them by four wickets in the final game of the three-match series.
"I am proud of our achievement. We have been always a good side at home but this is a back to back away series that we have won I think. I am very proud of the group.
"It wasn't the easiest condition you know, though we had the better spinners probably. But the bowlers utilised it extremely well," Tamim said during the presentation ceremony after the match.
Key figures in the batting line-up like Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali were absent in the squad for the campaign. However, the skipper believed that the remaining players rose to the occasion and made the best of the opportunity to fill the void.
"Definitely, we are missing three players from top five. So this was a great opportunity for these guys and I think they have stepped up, especially players like (Nurul Hasan) Sohan. Whenever he got an opportunity he was cool and calm, today was another example and he batted really well," the skipper said as he showered praise on his teammates.
"I think this is something good that is happening for Bangladesh cricket. The greatest takeaways from the series would be the way Nasum bowled and the way Sohan batted. Miraz has been always good for us. But these two were something else," he added.
Tamim also singled out the determination of Taijul Islam, who was adjudged the player of the match for his maiden ODI fifer following his return after 28 months.
"I have to mention Taijul's name. Throughout the tour, he has been with the side but did not get a game. He came to every practice session. And when he finally got a game, he stepped up," he concluded.