Head coach Chandika Hathurusingha’s negative comments in the media before the World Cup may have a negative impact on the team. Former captain and BCB director Akram Khan made such a comment. Although Shakib has been criticized recently, Akram is on his side. He expects that Shakib will lead the team from the front with his experience in the World Cup.
Bangladesh is playing against New Zealand, but head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe is not with the team. He is on vacation for personal reasons. He is supposed to join the team before the last one-dayer. But at this time his presence was the most important.
At the end of the Asia Cup, he gave an explosive interview to some local media. He raised questions about Bangladesh team’s World Cup expectations. That will definitely hurt team morale. Hathuru’s statement just before the World Cup is not seen well by BCB.
BCB director Akram Khan said, ‘We have quality players here. But they lost all the countries. You never know who will be the champion. Everyone is going for the World Cup champion. But this type of interview is not good for the team. Those who play in the Bangladesh team need to be respected.
The team did not get the success as expected in the Asia Cup. Shakib was also criticized when he returned home in the middle of the season. Now the former captain took one of their hands. Akram Khan’s confidence in Super Shakib.
Akram Khan, the former captain of the Bangladesh team, said, ‘We actually love to criticize. But these are not correct. And there is no question about Shakib’s captaincy. It is fortunate for the Bangladesh team that Shakib is playing for the Bangladesh team.’
Bangladesh’s best success in the ICC World Cup is the quarter-final game. This time the format is different. Although many people dream of Semi, Akram Khan is very realistic.
Akram Khan said, ‘Our team has defeated every team in the world. And has the ability to beat any team. We want to do well in the World Cup. We lack consistency with batting. If it goes well, then we can expect to win against any team.’