Bangladesh Strengthens World Cup Strategy with Sridharan Sriram

A Strategic Move for Bangladesh

In a significant move to bolster their preparations for the upcoming World Cup, the Bangladesh cricket team has enlisted the expertise of former Indian left-arm spinner, Sridharan Sriram. He will be serving as the team’s technical consultant, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge about the conditions in India, where the World Cup matches are scheduled to take place.

Sridharan Sriram Return to Bangladesh Cricket

This isn’t Sridharan Sriram first association with Bangladesh cricket. He had previously joined the team in August 2022 as a technical consultant and even took on the role of the team’s head coach for T20Is. His guidance played a key role in Bangladesh’s impressive showing at the T20 World Cup in Australia. They secured two victories and were in contention for a semi-final spot until their final group game.

Valuable Insights for the Team

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is optimistic about Sridharan Sriram contribution to the team’s World Cup campaign. Jalal Yunus, the BCB’s cricket operations chairman, emphasized Sridharan Sriram in-depth understanding of the pitches and weather conditions in India. Given that many of the Bangladesh players haven’t had extensive experience playing in India, Sriram’s insights will be invaluable. He will be collaborating closely with Khaled Mahmud, the team director who resumed his position earlier this month.

A Busy Schedule for Sridharan Sriram

Sridharan Sriram is deeply committed to Bangladesh cricket. Recently, he also became the assistant coach for the IPL franchise, Lucknow Super Giants. Given his multiple engagements, it is anticipated that Sriram’s involvement with the Bangladesh team will primarily be focused on the World Cup.

Supporting Cast for Bangladesh

As the World Cup approaches, Bangladesh’s support staff is shaping up to be a formidable team. Alongside Sriram, the backroom staff includes team director Mahmud, head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe, assistant coach Nic Pothas, fast-bowling coach Allan Donald, spin-bowling coach Rangana Herath, fielding coach Shane McDermott, and assistant fielding coach Faisal Hossain.

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