Bangladesh will go a long way, believes Pothas

Nic Pothas, the newly hired assistant coach for the Bangladesh men’s cricket team, expressed his excitement for his new responsibilities and his belief that Bangladesh will make significant progress.

When the Tigers faced Ireland in the three-match ODI series in England, Pothas, a former South African international, began working with the team. Pothas is now in charge of national team practice while head coach Chandika Hathurusingha is on vacation.

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He formally addressed the Bangladeshi media for the first time on Thursday in Mirpur.

“It wasn’t a very difficult decision. I have watched Bangladesh especially over the last year or 18 months. It is just so exciting to see the amount of ability we have within the group. They have done really well in the last 6-8 months. Where we can go with this group is very exciting,” said an enthusiastic Pothas.

The 49-year-old laughed with reporters when they inquired about the batting issue, showing that he was enjoying his profession. Bangladesh In their matchup with the visiting West Indies, the team’s batters have had trouble. A squad in the current series demonstrates their vulnerability to the red cherry.

“I have got a magic wand. I will just wave the magic wand. Very quickly we will make batsmen,” said Pothas before quickly adding “I am joking.”

“These things take time. I cannot come into a new culture and suddenly just start to change things. I have to watch the batsmen for a period. We have to observe how they go about their things. Every country goes through waves. In your opinion, your guys are not doing as well as you’d like them to do in Tests. That wave will come again. Having seen their ability in the camp and away, there’s no reason why we can’t get better,” Pothas added.

The following task for Bangladesh is to play Afghanistan. After playing three ODIs and two T20s, the Tigers will host their South Asian counterparts in a single Test match beginning on June 14.

Pothas made it clear he is eager to address the task in a problem-solving manner.

Every team’s primary concern during the ODI World Cup year, including Bangladesh, is the major event. Pothas made sure that the players would be ready for the greatest outcome in the next spectacular.

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