Bangladesh cricket might face a difficult future in cricket, especially in Tests according Tareq Aziz Khan and Tushar Imran.
To them, the domestic structure needs improvement for Bangladesh to do well in the future.
Both spoke to The Business Standard about possible solutions and ways the domestic structure could improve.
"Maybe it's time players like Shakib Al Hasan played again in the NCL to improve the domestic circuit. When the national team players will play, the level and quality of the competition will also improve. And some of the responsibility also lies with them," former national team batsman Tushar Imran said to The Business Standard.
"We could start using cameras in the domestic games. That way, we would know how many chances the batsman got on his way to a hundred. And that would help the selectors understand who to pick for the team," former national team fast bowler Tareq Aziz Khan said to The Business Standard.
The ex-national team players believe selectors need to be more vigilant when picking players for different formats.
"There needs to be careful selection of players when picking the A team or the High Performance (HP) team. The players selected need to be given a proper chance," Tushar Imran explained.
"If you look at Afghanistan, they have different squads for the Tests and the T20I's. But in our case, we haven't seen much change apart from one or two names. We need to build towards having three separate squads for three formats," Tareq Aziz Khan added.
Tushar Imran sees Bangladesh doing well in ODI's in the future, but he's less positive when it comes to Tests: "We seem to lack the mindset required to play Test cricket, despite having Test status for close to two decades. We might become a top five team in ODI's soon but we need to improve a lot in Tests to ever reach those levels."
Tareq Aziz spoke about the need of specialisation in the domestic and national levels to improve the selection process.
"Maybe it's time we had more specialisation in managing the domestic structure. We should have seperate people managing the national team and the A team. That will hopefully improve the selection process," Tareq added.
"Previously, domestic cricket didn't have so much money. Now that there is an influx of cash, we have unfortunately seen the quality of cricket drop. Players have become more comfortable and relaxed." Tushar explained.
Tushar Imran, who has been one of the best and most consistent batsmen in the local circuit, has expressed his dissatisfaction over how the selectors neglect the older players.
"You will see the selectors looking to pick younger players but as we have seen in the recent past, the HP and A teams have not been doing well either. And maybe giving some experienced players that have done well in the domestic circuit will help matters there," Tushar concluded.