Bangladesh interim coach Richard Halsall believes that absence of a head coach will increase responsibility for Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the ODI captain.[বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পঞ্চপাণ্ডবে ভরসা হ্যালসলের]
Halsall has taken increase of responsibility for cricketers positively. He has also explained why Chandika Hathurusingha left Bangladesh.
“I think Chandika’s principal reason for leaving was that he thought that he cannot add any more to the players at the moment. So I think that’s a really good place for the players to be at, because Chandika not being here will give them more space to think and more responsibility.
“But Bangladesh is very lucky as they have got some excellent senior players like Shakib, Mashrafe, the two captains, and Mushfiqur (Rahim), Mahmudullah (Riyad) and Tamim (Iqbal). These players now can be more involved. I think when you get older you become more responsible. That’s exciting. I think it is another exciting step for that group of players,” he said.
Bangladesh will be facing Hathurusingha, the current Sri Lanka coach on the other side. When asked if Hathurusingha will be a challenge, the interim coach replied that good players will win matches.
“It won’t be him we have to play against. It’s the Sri Lanka players. Talking of the strategies, how did it go in South Africa? Did the strategies work? Strategies are small part of players. Good players win you cricket matches. If you have good players playing well, you win cricket matches,” he explained.
“We have got lots of good players here but that did not play well in South Africa. They did play well in a couple of games in the Champions Trophy, specifically in the New Zealand game. So we have good players, we have to get them playing good cricket. That comes from your preparation and being back home always helps.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com