Bangladesh have now lost both their matches of the T20 World Cup and sit second to bottom of the points table, above only their opponents for this match: the West Indies.
Having started their Group 1 campaign with a loss to Sri Lanka, the Tigers were brushed aside by England on Wednesday.
Their top order, on which there have been question marks for quite some time, collapsed again, after which a few in the middle and lower orders did try to mend the damage but none got more than a sputtering start followed by a trip back to the dugout.
Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 29 as the Tigers managed 124-9, which was never going to be enough against a side like England, and it didn’t. Their bowlers, too, were as clueless and listless as their batters as their total was tracked with almost six overs to spare.
Due to their twin defeats, Mahmudullah and Co need to deliver right now if they are to harbour hopes of progression alive.
Talking about progression, the West Indies are in the exact same boat as Bangladesh, thanks to their two defeats in as many games.
After the historic mauling at the hands of England, the Windies were expected to do better against South Africa. There was definitely an improvement from the meager 55 they scored against the English, but the bigger and better score of 143-8 was still not good enough as the Proteas got to it without breaking a sweat.
It almost feels like that the Calypsos, after a season of extensive franchised T20 cricket all over the world, just don’t have anything left in the tank.
Against South Africa, Evin Lewis got a half-century but the other stars, including Universe Boss Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, etc, still did nothing of note.