Bangladesh batting coach We can’t ask for better setups
Bangladesh batting coach, Jamie Siddons, believes that the team will consider itself prepared for the T20 World Cup if they can contend with Pakistan and New Zealand in the next T20 tri-series.
Bangladesh recently enjoyed some relief after their previous subpar performance in Twenty20 Internationals with a 2-0 series victory against the UAE.
On Tuesday, October 4, Bangladesh held their first training session in Lincoln, Christchurch, New Zealand, to start getting ready for the tri-series, which will be their final opportunity to play competitive cricket before the international tournament that will start in Australia in the middle of the month.
Pakistan is Clearly on the rise, we’re just getting started here. We are preparing for the World Cup if we can challenge them, Siddons told reporters on Tuesday.
Siddons predicted that New Zealand’s weather will be pretty comparable to Australia’s, which is excellent news for Bangladesh before the major event. The facilities were excellent, and I practised there for a week (in UAE).
“We came out of 40 degrees, so it’s wonderful to be in some cold weather, at least for the Australian boys in the group, but conditions are quite comparable looking at the wicket over there and the indoor centre extremely beautiful,” said one of the group members. I believe early season Australia is really close to what it is here, so Hagley (Oval) would play a lot like Australia,” he remarked.
The youthful members of the team, who are expected to fill in for the absence of more experienced players, were advised by Siddons not to take anything lightly. Recent T20I retirements include Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, while Mahmudullah, a previous T20I captain, was left off of the World Cup roster.
“Our squad is still quite young, but the young men are performing great,” The youthful squad was thrilled that several of the seasoned players had retired or not on this trip, but they still had some catching up to do. We anticipate the presence of two quite formidable teams, “Siddons stated.
It is very different from starting the inning with Tamim and Litton [Das] to do so with Sabbir and [Mehidy Hasan] Miraz. Litton is still there at number three or four, so we still have a few veteran guys there, but the young players are really vivacious and active, and that’s what we want to see and bring to the table.”
On October 7, Bangladesh will play Pakistan in the first match of their three-match series. On October 9, they will play New Zealand. In their subsequent matches in the double-league event, Bangladesh will take on the same opponents on October 12 and Pakistan the following day. The league’s top two clubs advance to the championship game, which is scheduled for October 14. All of the contests will take place at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.