Bangladesh Emerging Cricket team is seeking to bounce back in their 2nd match of the three-match one-day series against touring Sri Lankan Emerging Cricket team at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) in Savar on Wednesday.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto-led Bangladesh lost the first one-day match against Lankans by a huge margin of 186 runs outplaying in every departments with frustration of the young Tigers.
However, Simon Helmot, the Australian coach of the team, believes the junior Tigers have the ability to turn back in the series in the second game.
Acknowledging the disappointing application of junior Tigers’ skill, Simon on Tuesday said “The way we played in the first game was very poor. We’ve failed to live up to the expectation in the last 10 overs that cost our defeat.”
“The target of 300 or more runs is not easy to chase every day, but it was chaseable in the wicket of BKSP. However, we don’t want to ponder too much on the last game.”
With a conviction to do better in the next game, Simon said “The boys are confident to flare up. We had a good discussion yesterday. Mashrafe (Bin Mortaza) was gracious to give his time to inspire the junior tigers.”
The coach of junior Tigers believes, the demolishing defeat in the first game will not harm the confidence of the boys.
“It (the defeat in the first game) should excite us more and drive us more to be the best we can be,” Simon added.
Simon suggested his disciples not to concentrate on the poor performances in the first game but to think them in the middle of a journey and very close to the national side.
The last match of the one-day series will take place in Khulna on August 24. After that, both teams will lock horns in a two-match four-day series in Khulna and Cox’s Bazar.