Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo feels that they have enough time to prepare for the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand.
The Tigers began their training on Tuesday following an extended quarantine that was imposed on them after their spin coach Rangana Herath was found corona positive.
“11 days in the rooms have been pretty challenging for the boys after a long year. So, the boys are happy to be out again in bright sunshine and blue skies and start doing some balls again,” Domingo said in a video message.
“Low-intensity practice for the next day or two to make sure the guys get accustomed to batting and bowling once again. By the time we go to Tauranga for six days’ preparation for two Test matches, hopefully, everyone will be back up to speed and to prepare for the intensity required for a Test match,” Domingo added.
Bangladesh took part in an outdoor practice session for the first time on December 16 after completing their required quarantine but were later asked to stop their practice and go back to MIQ (Managed Isolation and Quarantine) as the New Zealand government didn’t want to take any chance as a passenger on a plane that carried Bangladesh team was found to be infected by the Omicron variant.
The opening Test is scheduled to be played at Bay Oval in Tauranga starting on January 1 while the second Test will be played from January 9 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.