While the separate teams for three formats of cricket helped many teams in the world to grab success, Bangladesh is close to unveil three different teams in a bid to thrive in every format, following their suit.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan insisted that if everything goes in the right direction, they will unleash the three different teams within 2020.
He said the BCB is keen to begin the groundwork for separate teams from next year. Earlier, there was a problem to form three different teams due to the lack of players in the pipeline, which is not the case now.
But the senior players will be prioritized in every team, said Nazmul.
"Three years ago, I said that we should form a separate team for every format. We kept saying it but the problem was a shortage of players. But now we are getting players gradually and the number of players has been increased. So we can plan now," Nazmul said.
"We are now confident that we can form [three separate teams]. But you can't axe someone all of a sudden. This is a process. Those who are in form, those who are the senior players, you can't leave them out overnight. We have to think about it. But by the next year, we will get a clear picture who suits in which format and then we can form the team."
The difference in Bangladesh's performance at home and abroad is quite wide. In the latest India series, Bangladesh lost the Test series badly but the problem is that the Tigers would have to play most of their series in abroad in 2020.
Considering those facts, Nazmul saw a huge challenge for Bangladesh in the coming year. But he is hopeful about the aged level team and saw big dreams that the Under-19 team will do well in the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup.
"As I said earlier, 2020 is going to be hugely challenging for us. The success that we got in the last five years, all came at home soil. But now we have to play most of the matches in overseas condition. This is a big challenge for us. Naturally, we did badly in overseas condition. But I am hopeful that the situation will be changed. Our U19 team is going to play the World Cup. As far as the preparation is concerned, they are well prepared," Nazmul opined.
"They have played so many matches abroad. They won against England by 2-0, against New Zealand by 4-1. They have played well in that condition. So we are hopeful about them. Those players will gradually come in Bangladesh and I hope they will change the syntax of our cricket," he remarked.