Tigers look to use home advantage against England, Australia, New Zealand
After conceding yet another whitewash at the hands of New Zealand in the T20I series, Mahmudullah Riyad said they would look properly use the home advantage against the likes of England, Australia and New Zealand when these teams visit Bangladesh ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh team will return home on Sunday (April 4) and after a short break, they will fly for Sri Lanka at the end of this month to play a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Then Sri Lanka will also tour Bangladesh to play three ODIs at the end of May.
In June-July, Bangladesh will also tour Zimbabwe for two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is.
After that, the Tigers will shift their focus on hosting England, Australia and New Zealand at home.
Mahmudullah, who could not play in the third T20I against New Zealand on Thursday (April 1) due to a strain on his left thigh, believes the set of home series will be the perfect opportunity for them to gain some much needed winning momentum going into the T20 World Cup in October-November in India.
“We need to change things around quickly. We badly need some wins under our belt in any format, as I think we are losing confidence in our team,” said Mahmudullah.
“At the end of the day, if you don’t win it will create doubt about yourself and the whole team. We are looking forward to those big series against England, Australia and New Zealand ahead of the T20 World Cup. We have to properly use the home advantage,” he added.