Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi credited the home side's spinners behind his team's massive nine-wicket defeat in the opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
"We didn't expect too much on that kind of a pitch, but they bowled very well and got the extra bounce so we struggled in the middle. If we had put up a little bigger score, it could have been a good game," said Nabi when his attention was drawn on the pitch in the post-match briefing.
Afghanistan's weakness against quality spin bowling was exposed, especially they looked helpless against Shakib Al Hasan and Abdur Razzak and Nabi also admitted it.
"From Asia Cup we have been struggling against quality spinners. Inshallah we will try to improve against them. The conditions in Asia, especially in Bangladesh, are spinning tracks. We will try our best to be stronger in the next two games," promised Nabi.
The Afghan skipper said that losing a wicket on the very first ball put pressure on his team from where they didn't come back due to the brilliant bowling of Shakib and Razzak.