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Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha – ‘No pressure’ between senior gamers and me

Bangladesh’s returning head coach Chandika Hathurusingha has clarified that there’s “no pressure” between him and the senior gamers within the facet, and that it has by no means been a problem for him even previously.

Throughout his first stint with the Bangladesh facet in 2014, Hathurusingha complained to BCB president Nazmul Hassan about Shakib Al Hasan’s “critical misbehaviour” which led to the allrounder being banned for six months. It’s understood that Hathurusingha additionally needed Mahmudullah dropped throughout their 2017 Sri Lanka tour, and that he additionally reportedly pushed Mashrafe Mortaza to retire from T20Is in 2017.

“There is not any pressure with any of the gamers with me,” Hathurusingha stated. “I truly get pleasure from [rivalry]. It’s one factor that I drilled into the gamers after I was teaching Bangladesh: to face as much as any opposition and play with plenty of ardour. I used to be actually proud inside the opposite dressing room how they performed the Nidahas Trophy and the Asia Cup after that.

“I do not assume it (working with senior gamers) goes to be a problem. I’ve spoken to all of the senior gamers. Everyone is concentrated on one factor: crew is No 1. Everybody needs the crew to do properly. Even in my final time, I did not face challenges with any of the gamers.”

Hathurusingha’s re-appointment as Bangladesh coach drew various reactions from the nation’s cricket fraternity. The brand new two-year deal might be his second stint on this place after he spent three years, from 2014 to 2017, earlier than leaving abruptly for the Sri Lanka position.

In his first press convention since his re-appointment, he additionally defended Bangladesh’s technique of manufacturing raging turners for dwelling Assessments. They gained Assessments towards England and Australia in 2016, however since his exit in 2017, the spin-heavy components hasn’t actually labored, with Bangladesh profitable simply 4 out of 16 Assessments.

“After I was pondering of taking this job, I had the large image in thoughts. I see plenty of potential in creating the native coaches. I wish to assist arrange the system”

Chandika Hathurusingha

Hathurusingha drew examples of dwelling benefit from India’s ongoing dwelling sequence towards Australia the place the matches have taken place on spin-friendly pithes, as he additionally spoke about how Bangladesh face powerful situations in England, Australia and New Zealand.

“I’m asking you, what’s dwelling benefit?” he stated. “What kind of wicket we get once we go to New Zealand? What does Australia or England do once we go there? What’s India doing at dwelling? We are going to attempt to handle with what we now have in abroad. If we do not have missiles, how do you struggle? Now we have to struggle guerilla conflict, is not it? We won’t battle them with little weapons at dwelling. If we do not have ammunition, we won’t do it.

“We are able to develop these gamers, so ultimately we now have sufficient. They did properly in South Africa and New Zealand. Ebadot [Hossain] and [Najmul Hossain] Shanto went to New Zealand after I was right here, as improvement gamers. They’re now doing properly. It takes time. We have to take dwelling benefit. Each nation is doing it.”

Chandika Hathurusingha: ‘Transition interval’ motivated me to come back again

Hathurusingha additionally stated that his largest motivation to return was the problem of teaching Bangladesh via their “transition interval”, ranging from the 50-over World Cup scheduled in India later this yr.

“I feel we’re in a transition interval within the subsequent two or three years,” he stated. “A number of the senior gamers have performed very well for Bangladesh cricket. They’ll be remembered as a extremely good technology. Different facet is the actually good younger gamers coming via. To be a part of that sort of problem has all the time motivated me to come back again.

“Again of my thoughts, I needed to come back again sometime. However then, through the T20 World Cup, after I met president and a few of the officers, we mentioned just a few issues. I assumed it was the proper time to come back with the 50-over World Cup arising. I assumed it could be too late if I got here after the New South Wales (the place he labored as assistant coach) season. So I assumed that is the proper time to come back. As quickly because the Large Bash ended, I made a decision to come back.”

Hathurusingha additionally stated he needs to provide again to Bangladesh cricket by creating native coaches.

“After I was pondering of taking this job, I had the large image in thoughts. Final time after I got here right here, I needed to show lots of people and myself that I can do the worldwide job. I did not know what I used to be coming into. This time I do know plenty of issues about how Bangladesh cricket works. I find out about myself. I’m far more skilled.

“I see plenty of potential in creating the native coaches. I wish to assist arrange the system. With (BCB head of programmes) David Moore coming earlier than me, I wish to recommend about improvement areas of the subsequent technology. It isn’t solely me attempting to win video games for Bangladesh. It’s my fundamental purpose. I wish to give one thing again, and depart one thing behind.”

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84



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