Technical Director of Bangladesh National Cricket Team Khaled Mahmud Sujon does not think that there was any shortage in Bangladesh team’s training system or coaching which can be pinpointed as the reason for their miserable defeat against Sri Lanka.
According to the team’s technical director, coaching has gotten better over the years. He has put the responsibility for their failure against the Islanders over the players.Visitors’ Sri Lanka won the two-match Test series against Bangladesh 1-0. Besides, Bangladesh lost their tri-nation final in their home soil.
Teams’ failures are being assigned to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) staffs. BCB has not found any suitable coach after the resignation of head coach of Bangladesh. After his resignation, Khaled Mahmud is standing in his role as a head coach of Bangladesh team while Richard Halsall is the assistant coach.
Mahmud, however, did not take any responsibility of his side’s defeat despite being questioned. He criticised to cricketers for their failure in the series.
“Firstly, the reason for failure is not coaching, we can talk about cricketers’ mentality. The coaching has been better than earlier. But coaches will not play in the field; cricketers will. The boys won many series in our home and overseas soil but this time the boys lost the series against Lankans,” said Khaled Mahmud Sujon.
“Australia’s fast bowling was even better and they had a good spinner also. England spinners were not bad either. Then how come we did well on those turning wickets. It was a lifeless wicket in this series in Chittagong, how did we do well in Chittagong? We could lose that match. We did not have world class bowler like Shakib in the two-match Test series,” added Sujon.