Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo wants his team to follow Indian cricket
The next challenge for Bangladesh will the tour of Pakistan, where they will play two Test matches, three T20s and an ODI.
Updated - Jan 17, 2020 12:12 pm
For more than 20 years Bangladesh cricket team has always been identified as a talented side. Bangladesh have performed exceedingly well in the shorter formats of the game in the last few years. The Bangla Tigers on their day can upset any side in the world, as they are now equipped with several world-class players in their ranks. The only criticism against Bangladesh even today is their poor performances in Test cricket.
Bangladesh cricket team got their Test status way back in the year 2000, but still, they have been unable to perform consistently in the toughest format of the game. Statistics prove that in test matches Bangladesh side is still a work in progress. They have overall played 117 Test matches, in which they have only managed to win just 13 matches, with only 4 wins coming overseas.
India are currently the flag bearers in international cricket and are the number one ranked side in test matches in the world. Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo wants his side to follow the footsteps of Indian cricket and perform like them in test matches especially away from home. India recently won the test series against Australia and were also able to win a Test match each in South Africa and England last year.
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In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, the Bangladesh coach said that he wants his side to take inspiration from India. Domingo stated, “Looking at how India play their cricket and have developed their game in over the last few years, it is something that we can aspire to do as well”.
After recently playing a Test series against India which they lost 2-0, Domingo acknowledged the fact that now India possess a potent fast bowling attack and since Virat Kohli has taken the reigns of captaincy, there has been a cultural change in Indian cricket.
“The wickets they have prepared now in domestic cricket, the group of fast bowlers they have developed, they continuity in selection. We can take big learnings from playing against India in the Test series,” added Domingo.
“There are big lessons in how far behind we are in tests, Our record hasn’t been great for a long period of time. A big challenge will be to win test matches away from Bangladesh, which is a big priority for us this year,” concluded Domingo.
The next challenge for Bangladesh will the tour of Pakistan, where they will play two Test matches, three T20s and an ODI. Bangladesh will look to improve on their test match performance and claim their first points in the world test match championship.