Khaled Mahmud, director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and former skipper of the national team, does not want to blame head coach Russell Domingo for the recent failures and said that winning the upcoming ODI series in Sri Lanka should be the main target now.
Mahmud mentioned that the South African coach encourages the players to do well but also thinks that there is a deficiency in planning.
"He is desperate to win. He wants the best result for the team. He is trying, but unfortunately not succeeding. But I won't say that the training isn't going well. We are making some errors. Probably there is a lack of proper planning, I won't deny that" he said.
"From what I have seen, he encourages the boys. I don't want to blame anyone. After this series, we will tour Zimbabwe. But winning the series against Sri Lanka should be our main target," Mahmud added.
Poor ground fielding and catching let Bangladesh down in New Zealand and Sri Lanka and Mahmud said that the players are keen to make amends in the upcoming series.
The former captain said, "Fielding plays an important role. If you're a bowler, you have to bowl ten overs but you've to field for the rest of the overs. It's difficult if you're not a great fielder. The management wants all the players to field well. Everyone knows that. I think it's a mental thing and it's important how you apply yourself. I spoke to the boys in Sri Lanka. I had a word with them today too. I believe that they are trying their best and want to make amends."
Sri Lanka are a young side but the BCB director said that they are a dangerous side in white-ball cricket. "We want to win the series at home. Sri Lanka are on the back foot having lost a few games. But they are a great side in this format. We will look to give our best and I believe we will clinch the series," Mahmud said.