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Domingo: Tigers need to make structural changes

  • Published at 09:27 pm November 15th, 2019
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Bangladesh's Mominul Haque and Mehedi Hasan Miraz acknowledge India's Mayank Agarwal during day two of the first Test in Indore Friday AFP

In the post-day press conference after day two, Russell Domingo said proper planning and appropriate measures are required to take Bangladesh Test team forward in near future

Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo believes structural improvement is needed to convert the Tigers from a mediocre team into a competitive Test side.  

Bangladesh are currently ranked ninth in the ranking among the 12-Test playing nations and only Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland are behind the Tigers.

Bangladesh are playing against India, the No 1-ranked Test team at the moment, in the Indore Test match and struggling badly as they were all out for 150 runs in their first innings in just 58.3 overs. 

In reply, India finished the second day on 493 for the loss of six wickets in 114 overs.

In the post-day press conference after day two, Domingo said proper planning and appropriate measures are required to take Bangladesh Test team forward in near future.

“Bangladesh’s Test record isn’t good. If I am not wrong, they have won 13 Tests in 115 matches. It has been happening for a long time. If we want to become a serious Test team, we need to make structural changes in the team to ensure performance at home and away. I need to discuss these things with the selectors and captain, and plan a way forward,” said Domingo to the media at Holkar Stadium Friday.

“Now that I have seen a few players in my second Test, I have more of an impression about what the team need and where the team are falling short. Hopefully we can make those changes and progression,” he added.

Domingo has hinted that if it required, then they might think about some fresh faces in the squad for the betterment of Bangladesh cricket in the longest format.

“There’s no doubt that the structure of the team needs change, otherwise the results are going to be the same. I need to sit with the selectors to plan the way forward. I need to identify the players that can take the team forward. If it means that we need to go with some new faces and struggle for a period of time, I don’t think it is any different to what is happening at the moment. There’s some fantastic players in our side that needs to be respected. We need to value their performances for Bangladesh but we also need to take decision in the best interest of the team,” the 45-year old South African added.

Domingo gave credit to India for dominating the game but believes there are opportunities still for the Bangladesh batsmen to make a mark in the second innings.

“It was a tough day. Full credit to India. They have absolutely dominated us in the last two days. Still three days to go. It is a very tough situation, but it provides a great opportunity for some players to score runs. We need somebody to make that big 100, 150, 200 like Mayank (Agarwal) did. So it is a great opportunity for our batters to do that in the second innings,” he concluded.

1ST TEST, DAY 2

BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS    R    B    

Shadman c Saha b Ishant    6    24

Imrul c Rahane b Yadav        6    18

Mominul b Ashwin        37    80

Mithun lbw b Shami        13    36

Mushfiq b Shami        43    105

Mahmudullah b Ashwin        10    30

Liton c Kohli b Ishant        21    31

Miraz lbw b Shami         0    1

Taijul run out (Jadeja/Saha)    1    7

Jayed not out            7    14

Ebadat b Yadav            2    5

Extras (lb3, w1)            4

Total (58.3 overs)        150

Fall Of Wickets

1-12 (Imrul), 2-12 (Shadman), 3-31 (Mithun), 4-99 (Mominul), 5-115 (Mahmudullah), 6-140 (Mushfiq), 7-140 (Miraz), 8-140 (Liton), 9-148 (Taijul), 10-150 (Ebadat)

Bowling: Ishant 12-6-20-2, Yadav 14.3-3-47-2, Shami 13-5-27-3 (w1), Ashwin 16-1-43-2, Jadeja 3-0-10-0

INDIA 1ST INNINGS        R    B

Agarwal c Jayed b Miraz                243    330

Rohit c Liton b Jayed        6    14

Pujara c sub (Saif) b Jayed            54    72

Kohli lbw b Jayed                0    2

Rahane c Taijul b Jayed                86    172

Jadeja not out                    60    76

Saha b Ebadat                    12    11

Yadav not out                    25    10

Extras (lb1, nb3, w3)                7

Total (114 overs)                493/6

Fall Of Wicket

1-14 (Rohit), 2-105 (Pujara), 3-119 (Kohli), 4-309 (Rahane), 5-432 (Agarwal), 6-454 (Saha)

Bowling: Ebadat 31-5-115-1 (w3), Jayed 25-3-108-4 (nb3), Taijul 28-4-120-0, Mehidy 27-0-125-1, Mahmudullah 3-0-24-0

India lead by 343 runs