Onus on Tamim as Bangladesh set for CWC Super League
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo is optimistic about the new ODI captain Tamim Iqbal as the journey to 2023 World Cup begins.
The three-match series with West Indies will be the first of eight Cricket World Cup Super League series. The Tigers aim to start on a good note as they make return to international cricket after ten months.
“It is a big series for us. World Cup qualifying points are up for grabs. We want to make sure that we can start our campaign really well. We are definitely focusing one game at a time. We want to start the series well,” Domingo said.
The series will be Tamim’s first series as regular ODI captain. He was the stand-in captain when Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka just after the World Cup in 2019.
Coach Domingo is up to support the new captain, whom he showered praise in the virtual press conference.
“Tamim is going to captain the ODI side for the first side since I have been involved. I know he captained the side in 2019. I have really enjoyed working with him thus far. He is a very caring guy. He tries to make sure that all the players are feeling confident and comfortable. He is very much in tune to make sure the players are in a good space mentally.
“I am looking forward to working with him and providing as much support as possible. His heart is in the right place. He is playing for the right reasons. He wants to do well. There’s a lot of scrutiny on his leadership and his performances. He is very aware of it. He wants to start his captaincy well,” the head coach added.