Bringing in fresh ideas and energies: Sridharan Sriram

image-l7a3cn5lSridharan Sriram was associated with Australian national side for six years (PC: Twitter)

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) appointed former Indian player Sridharan Sriram as a technical consultant for the national side, who will also be their T20 coach for the Asia Cup 2022, starting tomorrow. 

Sriram, who has a wealth of coaching experience with sides like Australia, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), believes that he brings newness and freshness to the side. 

Sriram spoke about his role in the setup being well defined by BCB, and that he will look to get everyone on board to take Bangladesh to greater heights.

 "I am carrying with a fresh set of eyes and I am carrying no baggage. What you are saying is news to me and so I am not looking it at that way and looking at fresh set of eyes and so I am bringing in my ideas and I am bringing in fresh energies and so and I am just wanting to get the team together and start afresh,"

Star-studded support staff

Sriram under his command will have South African bowling legend Allan Donald and Sri Lanka's spinning wizard Rangana Herath as well. Former coach Jamie Siddons will also be involved in the support staff for Bangladesh.

"I think it's [my role] very simple and I am very clear about my role here, probably bring the resources together."

Current Test and ODI head coach Russell Domingo will not be available for services and will be with the 'A' side.

Bangladesh are in Group B with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The Bangla Tigers play their first match against Afghanistan on August 30.

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