Dhaka, March 1: The Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) may have drawn criticism from various quarters at the World Cup, but Bangladesh players say it helps in winning mind games. Seamer Shafiul Islam, who took a match-winning 4-21 against Ireland last Friday, said asking for a review helps gain a psychological advantage over batsmen from the opposing team.
"You can always make the batsman nervous," the bowler said. "In the Ireland game, I had an unsuccessful review against Kevin O'Brien. But I am sure it made him nervous."
It was on Shafiul's persuation that Abdur Razzak asked for a review, and won a repreive, after being given out leg-before in the same match. "It was a huge relief when I saw the 'not out' decision flash on the big screen," said Razzak.
Star opener Tamim Iqbal has told team-mates to take the advice of the non-striker before asking for a review while batting.
"These reviews are very important for us," Tamim said. "You have only two reviews in an innings, you can't afford to waste them. Batsmen should first discuss with the non-striker before asking for a review. Only if they are sure the ball has touched the bat should they review a leg-before on their own."