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Jalal: National team support staff needs to be aggressive

Bangladesh, after suffering series defeat in T20Is, have lost ODI series too

Update : 08 Aug 2022, 05:15 PM

Bangladesh Cricket Board cricket operations committee chairman Jalal Younus believes Bangladesh cricket team are in need of an aggressive member in the coaching staff.

The team last Sunday suffered their first one-day international series defeat against Zimbabwe since 2013.

Tourists Bangladesh lost both the first and second ODI by five wickets at Harare Sports Club and are on the brink of a humiliating whitewash.

The third and final ODI is scheduled to take place Wednesday at the same venue.

Bangladesh in the first half of the tour conceded a 2-1 loss in the three-match T20I series against the hosts.

In all the matches there has been a common discussion with regards to the players’ intent and lack of aggression, especially in the batting department.

There is now an extensive discussion if the coaching panel is failing to guide the dressing room.

“We have lost games before too but what I feel is we need someone who can transform the players from batting slow to playing with aggression. The way T20 format is played. We want to sit with the national team support staff [before they leave for Asia Cup T20 2022]. We had one series after another so there was no window for the coaching panel to come to Dhaka. We now got two-three days [between Zimbabwe tour and the Asia Cup] so they will be coming to Dhaka and discuss the issues,” Jalal informed the media yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Jalal clarified that there are no doubts regarding the dedication of the national team support staff but maybe with the way they are coaching the team.

“There are coaches who are aggressive and there are those who are not. For example, [Chandika] Hathurusingha was an aggressive coach which to be honest we are in need of. The support staff we have now including the head coach [Russell Domingo], batting coach [Jamie Siddons] and others are all experienced but not aggressive,” said Jalal.

“I believe being a bit aggressive can motivate our players. The difference is they are not aggressive,” the BCB director added.

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