The opponents of Bangladesh in the tri-nation series are Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Both the team’s coach have also worked for the Bangladesh team. Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha worked even in the last series and Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak was the bowling of Bangladesh for two years.
In Saturday’s press conference, Heath said Dhaka is his second home and also one of his favorite city. He said: “Dhaka feels like my home, it is my second home. I have spent two years here. Anyways, I hope for a good tri-nation tournament.”
Heath also revealed that he had good relation with Hathurusingha and Khaled Mahmud Sujon: “I have a very good relation with Hathurusingha and Sujon. I think we have to face challeneges throughout the tournament. As we know the players and the conditions here, Hathuru knows like that too.”
Many Sri Lankan and Zimbabwen players have played in the last Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), so they are well aware of the condition: “Sri Lankan and Zimbabwen players have played in the BPL. That’s why, we can do our plannings well.”
Bangladesh will face Zimbabwe in the tournament opener on 15th January at the Mirpur Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium.