T20 World Cup 2022: Tigers aim to make a comeback against Zimbabwe
After having mixed fortune in the first two matches against the Netherlands and South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2022, Bangladesh are aiming to make a comeback when they take on Zimbabwe tomorrow at The Gabba in Brisbane. The Bangladesh team has already reached Brisbane and is gearing up to take on Zimbabwe, fresh from a one-run win against Pakistan. Read: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch, Playing XI Ahead of Sunday’s clash, Sridharan Sriram, the technical consultant for the Tigers, said Bangladesh need a second win in the T20 World Cup now as that will help them gain confidence in the matches against Pakistan and India. In the first match, Bangladesh won, riding on the wonderful pace-bowling of Taskin Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud. But in the second, Bangladesh suffered in every department of the game and endured a defeat by a margin of 104 runs. That big defeat cast the old cloud over Bangladesh’s capacity in T20Is. But Sridharan said they are not thinking much about what has already happened. “Whether you win massively, lose massively, the next day it’s gone. You wake up, train, travel and play. So nothing changes from our side,” he said today, ahead of the Zimbabwe match. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Current scenario of Super 12s points table Opening the batting was among the main concerns for Bangladesh ahead of the tournament. But Sridharan said he is happy with what Najmul Hossain Shanto and Soumya Sarkar are doing so far. Sriram also stated that he is no longer concerned about the opening stand. “We are building a side and the confidence of the boys, they know where they stand in world cricket and where they want to go,” he said. “We already have the base of a good team. If we can add a few more skillsets, I think we can build a very good T20 side for the future.” Bangladesh have three matches left in the Super 12 Round of the T20 World Cup 2022 and they need to make a strong comeback against Zimbabwe on Sunday in order to stay firm in the tournament. Read: T20 World Cup: Australia-England match also washed out due to rain
I’m clear about my role: Sridharan Sriram
The T20 technical consultant of the Bangladesh national cricket team Sridharan Sriram said he is very clear about his role in the Bangladesh team. Bangladesh has none as the head coach in the T20 squad who are currently in the UAE to take part in this year’s Asia Cup. Russell Domingo, the regular head coach of Bangladesh, is assigned to work with the Test and ODI teams only. Sridharan has recently been appointed as a technical consultant for the Bangladesh T20 squad till the T20 World Cup. “I’m very clear about my role here,” he said at a press conference in Dubai, UAE, on Friday. “My role is to get the resources together. There are skill-coaches with the team and the captain and the team director. I will have to work with all of them and get them together.” Read: Domingo is still the head coach of Tigers: BCB Sridharan previously worked with at least two IPL teams and with Australia national team. He believes his experience of working with the high-grade T20 teams will stand him in good stead in his new assignment. He also said it was a fantastic move from BCB to appoint Shakib Al Hasan as the captain of the Bangladesh T20 team. “My work will be to bring all the three components together and use my T20 experience of IPL and Australia and bring a strategy where we can use our resources properly,” Sridharan added. Sridharan is the first Indian in many years who got a high role in the Bangladesh team. He is expected to deliver a better result than the other coaches of the Bangladesh team as he has a better understanding of the players and their culture of cricket. Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan in their first Asia Cup match on August 30, and in their second and last group stage match, they will lock horns with Sri Lanka on September 1.
Sridharan Sriram to take big role in Bangladesh team
Former Indian cricketer and coach Sridharan Sriram arrived in Dhaka on Sunday. He will soon take up the role of the technical consultant of the Bangladesh T20 team this week. After coming to Dhaka, Sridharan visited Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, and he also watched the practice match of the Bangladesh squad that would tour the UAE later this month to play the Asia Cup. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) appointed Sridharan aiming to bring some changes to the T20 team that recently lost a series against Zimbabwe. The former Indian cricketer has the experience of coaching IPL teams— Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. He will work with the Bangladesh team till the T20 World Cup which will take place later this year in Australia. “We want him to infuse an aggressive cricketing mindset into the team,” Khaled Mahmud, the technical director of the Bangladesh team has said recently. “We won’t play any format of cricket other than T20Is until the World Cup. So this is the time to inspire the boys to play aggressive cricket.” Read: Bangladesh A v West Indies A: ODI series ends in 1-1 draw BCB is yet to finalize if the head coach Russell Doming stays in the same role in the Asia Cup. Nazmul Hasan, the BCB president, said last week that they are considering not sending Doming to the Asia Cup. In that case, Sridharan may be the head coach of the Bangladesh team in the Asia Cup. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh team played an intra-squad match on Sunday where Shakib Al Hasan was the best batter scoring 36 off 24 balls while Mahedi Hasan scored 31 off 16 balls. Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan and Hasan Murad did well with the ball taking two wickets each. Shakib led the Red Team in this match and Afif Hossain was the captain of the Green Team. The Bangladesh team will fly to the UAE on August 23. On August 30, Bangladesh will play their first match against Afghanistan in Sharjah, and on September 1, Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in Dubai.