In his first stint as on-field captain in a Test match, Najmul Hossain Shanto was able to leave his mark on yesterday’s proceedings, with especially how he rotated the bowlers and changed the field to match his team’s ploys against New Zealand batters.
Bangladesh spin bowling coach Rangana Herath acknowledged left-arm spinner Taijul Islam’s role as the leader of the team’s spin attack.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has formed a three-member special committee to look into the performance of the Bangladesh national team in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India 2023, said a press release from the BCB.
An act of publicly taking the blame and responsibility, an initiation or indication of setting in motion an overhaul, or a statement of how things are to be taken from here on -- none of the aforementioned measures or steps were taken by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) even as over a fortnight passed since Bangladesh closed their disastrous World Cup campaign.
Former Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal came forward with a statement about his future, saying that he would wait till after the BPL to come to a conclusion.
“I told him [Tamim] whatever my decision is I will take it after the BPL.” Papon told reporters after his meeting with the opener.
Rachin Ravindra may still be basking on having taken the World Cup by storm, but the New Zealand all-rounder has the wind in his sails to put his red-ball career back on track against hosts Bangladesh, the same opponents who derailed it.
Following ICC World Cup debacle, the spotlight shifts to Test cricket for Bangladesh as they kick off the third cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC) with a two-match Test series against New Zealand, beginning November 28 in Sylhet.
Hasan Mahmud had a close shave with injury when batter Najmul Hossain Shanto hit one back at the bowler as Bangladesh began training today in Sylhet. Hasan, who could make his Test debut in the upcoming New Zealand series, was down holding his arm but recovered later to bowl at the nets again.