With 2023 World Cup in mind, Bangladesh team management is mulling all ODI series including this three-match series against Sri Lanka as a chance to develop the young players as the senior players won’t be around there within two or three years.
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo said that doesn’t mean they would compromise on the victory in the home series against Sri Lanka, which is crucial as far as the qualification in 2023 World Cup is concerned.
The Tigers in fact stressed on collecting as many points as they can in this series, considering the fact that they haven’t had a great record to snatch points from the away series.
But while winning the series is important, Domingo said it is also crucial to fit the young guys in the team, considering the future of this country’s cricket.
ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal also sought consistency from Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar and asked them to step up in the series against Sri Lanka, as they have to take the responsibility in absence of the senior players.
Domingo admitted it would be a tricky task to balance between the two—fitting the young guys in the team and at the same time winning the series. But he is keen to take this risk to make sure that some young guys can step into the boots of Shakib, Tamim and Mushfiqur.