Hathurusingha explains Tanbir’s presence in ODI series

Bangladesh cricket team lost the three-match ODI series to New Zealand  by 3-0. After the clean sweep to Black Caps Tigers head coach Chandika Hathurusingha  faced media after reaching to Napier prior to the T20 series on Sunday, during the press-conference he explained abouththe ins and out of the selection of playing XI of ODI series. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ তানবীরকে দলে নেওয়ার কারণ জানালেন হাথুরাসিংহে]

During the press-briefing he was asked why Tanbir Hyder was being selected  for the back to back ODI matches and what was the exact planning on the basis of Tanbir Hyder.

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Chandika Haturusingha had expressed that they are looking for a leg spinner in the team for the upcoming champions trophy that’s why they (selectors) bought Tanvir Hyder in the squad and told , “we want to see what the leg-spinner can do. Tanbir [Hayder] bowled well in Sydney and then here also in the nets and we probably were looking at the bigger picture. we wanted to see a leg-spinner going for the Champions Trophy and the World Cup in England. So that’s another reason to play him as well.” [Read also: Mushfiq set to return on nets]

At the same time Haturusingha informed that by showing good performances Tanbir Hyder had occupied his place in the squad. He is not wary about Tanbir’s performances of his first two ODIs. Haturusngha would not like to believe cricketers merit on the basis of just couple of matches. “If you are expecting someone to come in and do well in two matches and establish himself, it won’t happen. If you go back to Shane Warne he is the best leg-spinner the world has seen. If you go by his first two games, he didn’t do much. For Tanbir, in the first game, he bowled well. And then in the second game he didn’t bowl as well as we would have liked and neither did the other spinners in our team. So, in that case we are disappointed. But I don’t judge a player in one or two games because we picked him seeing something in him and he has done well in practice.” –he further added.

To be noted, Tanbir Hyder was not able to prove himself during the ODI series against New Zealand. By playing two matches he remained wicket less also failed to play sensible knock with the bat.

-Imran Hasan, Correspondent,

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