Bangladesh will remain in the present with an eye on the future T20 World Cup. “The situation demands that you plan wisely. ” “We want to keep one eye on the T20 World Cup and so we are trying to get our plans right for that. ” Hathurusingha added.
Bangladesh received widespread criticism following their poor performance in the just ended ODI World Cup. The goal now is to do better in the T20 World Cup in 2024, and head coach Chandika Hathurusingha noted that preparations will begin with the forthcoming three-match series against New Zealand. The 55-year-old stated that the club is hopeful of performing well in the last 11 games before the marquee competition. As they expect to find crucial individuals who can play a large role in the West Indies and the United States, where the tournament will be held.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh has a dismal home record versus New Zealand. They have never won a T20I series there, therefore the Najmul Hossain Shanto-led team will face a difficult assignment. Hathurusingha believes that their victory over New Zealand in the final ODI of the series will bolster the players’ confidence as they attempt to repeat the feat in Napier.
“We have yet to win a T20 match over here. ” This was similar to one-day cricket, but we won the last game. “Certainly, it will help (the ODI win over New Zealand in Napier) mentally because when you have a good win, you always feel good and because you have done something you want to repeat no matter what the format is, and that will give us confidence heading into the T20Is,” Hathurusingha was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
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Trying to get our plans right: Hathurusingha
During the New Zealand series, the head coach is determined to concentrate on their T20 World Cup preparations. He emphasized putting together the perfect lineup for the event, which is set to begin in less than six months. The former cricketer went on to say that the idea is to play to the conditions and strategize accordingly.
“The situation demands that you plan wisely.” We want to play a lot of plans at the same time. But we also want to keep one eye on the T20 World Cup, so we’re trying to get our plans in order for that. We have 11 games now and then the BPL. This is a national squad, so we are trying to find our combination and give the players roles that they will play at the World Cup, and that is the idea. ” he explained.