“The players are full of energy and are working very hard on their fielding. Some of the guys are keen to make extra work so that they can achieve a satisfactory standard of fielding. I love this philosophy of working hard,” Ryan told the media on Monday.
“However, I think they need to work more on the technical aspects of fielding. Especially, they need to improve their catching skills and ground fielding. But they are very good at throwing which will eventually help them become a better team in the next two years.”
Ryan was in Bangladesh when the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hosted the first cricketing event – BCB President’s Cup – after a Covid-19 break.
The fielding coach thinks that the players were very good at fielding during that event.
“Fielding is considered more important in limited-overs cricket. But it does not mean that fielding is less important in Tests. Fielding is crucial to becoming successful in this format of the game. A good display of fielding can change the game at any time,” Ryan said.
He also said since the players had a long break after the last tournament, “we want to go forward step by step. We want to make sure that none gets injured during practice.”
Bangladesh’s series against the West Indies will begin with the ODI on January 20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.