Russell Domingo, the new Bangladesh coach, wants to use the T20 tri-series at home, which also features Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, as part of a roadmap towards the ultimate goal of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
“So let’s start planning because we’ve got some places to develop prior to the World Cup and try and give them as much experience under pressure as we possibly can.
“I will try to make a difference from now. I am trying to give some inputs. I am sitting down with visuals of the players and trying to work on areas that need improvement.”
Domingo admitted that the team’s strongest format was 50-over cricket. But with its next one-day international a while away, he hoped to prioritise Test and T20 cricket for now.
“When it comes to white-ball cricket, Bangladesh can beat anybody on the given day,” he said. “We’ve got some world-class performers in our side. Just look at the experience of the team. In the 50-over World Cup, Bangladesh were the second-most experienced team. So there is no shortage of quality and no shortage of experience in this particular side. I think if we play to our potential, we will be very hard to beat.”