Former Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha will arrive in Bangladesh in January as head coach of Sri Lanka to play tri-series and, T20 and Test series. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is now worried about the Sri Lankan.
Hathurusingha was named head coach of Bangladesh in 2014. His stint with the Tigers was still 2019 World Cup. But he has resigned after the end of South Africa tour. Now, he is the guru of Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh’s 32-member preliminary squad was announced on Saturday. BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan said that Sri Lanka series will be a battle for prestige.
“This series has stood as a battle for prestige. It will be very challenging as we didn’t do well in the previous series,” said Akram at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Bangladesh have had successes against England and Australia in Test matches at home under Hathurusingha. Bangladesh also won one Test, ODI and T20I each in this year’s Sri Lanka tour.
After the end of tri-series and Sri Lanka series, Bangladesh will be going to Hathurusingha’s country to take part in Nidahas T20 Trophy. This keeps BCB worrying.
Akram further explained, “It’s more of worry than challenge. He was with our team for a long time. He knows our strength as well as weaknesses. This is worrying us. We will be playing in Sri Lanka next. That will also be a challenge for us. That’s why it’s a serious matter to us.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com