'Al Amin incident' won't affect on Srilanka match – Heath Streak
After being accused of breaking the ‘team curfew’, pacer Al Amin Hossain had to return home from Australia without playing a single World Cup match. There must be some tensed environment floating inside the team, which the fast bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team, Heath Streak doesn’t want to deny of. But he still believes, this ‘unexpected’ incident won’t at all during Bangladesh’s next match against Sri Lanka this coming Thursday. The Mashrafe led side will take the Melbourne Cricket Ground with their highest enthusiasm.
“Definitely we are disappointed with the incident regarding Al Amin. Being sent back after coming so long with the team is really very heart breaking. But hopefully this incident will not put any effect on the team’s next game with Sri Lanka. Everyone is paying their full attention on the Sri Lanka match only.”
Streak also welcomes Shafiul back in the team, “His addition to the team is very positive. He is an experienced player and has been a part of Bangladesh dressing room for a long while.”
However, Streak can’t disagree with the fact that Al Amin’s absence is a great loss for the team, “Al Amin had a very good record of bowling against the left-hand batsmen. But other pacers in the team has success as well. Rubel, Taskin and the captain Mashrafe had done very good so far. I am very confident about them.”
Streak also believes Tigers have a good chance to win over Sri Lanka, “If we can perform well and beat down Sri Lanka, it will widen our way to reach into the quarterfinals. Our players are very excited ahead of this match because they know 160 million spectators will be there to cheer for them back at home.”