Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey has admitted that Bangladesh are a well deserved side to play in the semi-finals in ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He has praised the progression of Bangladesh cricket. [বাংলায় পড়ুন:“যোগ্য দল হিসেবেই সেমিতে টাইগাররা”- হাসি]
Bangladesh came into the Champions Trophy after 11 years, that too being a number six-ranked side in the world. They defeated New Zealand in Cardiff which helped then qualify for the top four
“Well obviously they are a well deserved side to reach the semi-final. And I must say they have improved a lot. I think they have some very talented players like Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim iqbal, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim,” Hussey said.
The ‘Mr. Cricket’ thinks that the mixture of experienced cricketers and youngsters is making Bangladesh a very good side.
“I think these cricketers have been playing cricket for a long time together and they gel around pretty well. And at the same time, I must say their experience have worked out well for the team. They now play as a unit with some very talented youngsters in the side, making them a very good side.”
Australia, who were in the same group as Bangladesh, were knocked out of the tournament after their loss to England in Birmingham. Hussey is disappointed at the Aussies’ result, but he is happy of Bangladesh’s progression in world cricket under coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
“What to say, I am a bit frustrated. Obviously Australia are out of the tournament,” he said. “But yes, I am happy to see Bangladesh’s progress. There is no chance of not improving if you have a coach like Hathurusingha.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com