Bangladesh had a horrible run in the tri-nation series followed by the Test and the T20I series against Sri Lanka. The Tigers played all these series without any head coach. But for the upcoming Nidahas Trophy, bowling coach Courtney Walsh has been named as interim head coach for the series.
The former West Indies pacer wants to turn things around and wants full support from the team and also from the members of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
Walsh in a press conference on Saturday, said:
“I am excited to be in that position. I am sure I will get the full support of the BCB, president, directors, senior players and even the junior players. Once everybody comes to the table and we work together, it will be good to start planning how we go from here.”
When asked what will be his message to the players:
“I will tell them to go out there and express themselves and enjoy the game. They have to execute the game plan as best as they can. It is no point going into a game with added pressure. We have to relax and enjoy what we are doing, with purpose. I want them to feel proud playing for Bangladesh.”
“I am hopeful that the execution on match day will be good. The camp was focused on them. Now they have to go and execute it in the middle. We will be depending on Rubel, Mustafiz, Taskin who has been recalled, along with Rony and Rahi.”