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Sriram to continue even after WC, hopes Shakib

  • Sports Correspondent from Adelaide
  • 2 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan said on Tuesday that he is hoping that even after the ICC men’s T20 World Cup their T20I technical consultant Sridharan Sriram will continue with the national cricket team.

 Bangladesh Cricket Board on August 19 appointed Sriram ahead of the global event following the dismal performance of head coach Russell Domingo in the shortest format and asked the South African to guide the team in the ODIs and Tests.

BCB appointed Sriram till the World Cup but the Indian had already left his mark in the World Cup by guiding his side to two wins in three games in the Super 12 stage. Bangladesh came into the World Cup with one win in the group stage that came against West Indies in 2007 and these two wins in the ongoing tournament respectively against Netherlands and Zimbabwe certainly is considered to be their best performance in the ICC men’s T20 World Cup. Under the guidance of Sriram, Bangladesh played 11 T20I matches and won four matches while losing seven games.

“I think he (Sriram) is doing well. He has done a wonderful job after joining with us,” Shakib told the reporters on Tuesday.

“He had some specific plans and he wanted to work on that while the relationship with the boys is very good,” he said.

“Boys like the way he talks with the boys. I am not sure how many matches we have played under him, perhaps, three, four, five or six matches and in this short time he has done a good job with such a young team,” he said.

“I hope he will continue with the Bangladesh team (even after the World Cup),” he said.

Meanwhile, BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon recently told reporters in Australia that they will make a call on Sriram after the World Cup.

“Let the World Cup end and later, we will sit and discuss it,” Nazmul said when his attention was drawn regarding Sriram’s future in the Bangladesh dressing room.