Returning Bangladesh coach says senior cricketers secure

Chandika Hathurusingha

DHAKA: Returning Bangladesh cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha stated Wednesday he didn’t intend to shake up the crew, regardless of his tempestuous relationship with prime gamers throughout his first stint on the helm.

The former Sri Lanka batsman, 54, was extensively hailed because the architect of a few of the nationwide aspect’s best moments, together with ODI sequence wins towards Pakistan, India and South Africa.

However, he was typically reported to be at loggerheads with Bangladesh’s senior cricketers, together with present captains Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, whereas teaching from 2014-17.

Hathurusingha stated he was “more experienced now” than throughout his earlier tenure and stated the crew’s veterans had been performing properly.

“I don’t think their roles will change much,” stated Hathurusingha, who arrived again within the nation on Sunday.

“Many players have been playing well for Bangladesh. Young players have also come up and played well. So being with that team is always great. It motivates me,” he advised reporters in Dhaka.

Hathurusingha coached the Sri Lanka nationwide crew and New South Wales after quitting Bangladesh in November 2017 following a disappointing South Africa sequence.

He replaces Russell Domingo, who stepped down in December with a yr left on his contract after a disappointing Test sequence defeat at home to India.

Hathurusingha’s appointment this month contracts him for 2 years and begins with a tour by England, who arrive Friday for 3 ODIs and three T20 matches subsequent month.

Bangladesh has carried out greatest in 50-over matches lately however Hathurusingha stated the crew wanted to carry its sport elsewhere.

“Test cricket is very competitive. T20 is more popular now. So we have to find our own game plan,” he stated.

“As a nation, we know how to play ODI cricket. We need to do well in other formats as well,” he stated.

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