Bangladesh Coach Hathurusingha stresses on absence of complacency, praises Shanto’s leadership

Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha dismisses complacency concerns ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, emphasizing the absence of “tall poppies” in the dressing room. Stand-in skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto earns praise for his tactical acumen and effective leadership, positioning him as a strong contender for all-format captaincy.

Hathurusingha expresses confidence in the team’s freedom to play with youthful energy, highlighting the success of players from the domestic cricket scene. The coach commends the team’s performance in the opening fixture, attributing their victory to crucial partnerships and strategic batting.


Reflecting on the upcoming match in Dhaka, Hathurusingha states that the team’s combination will depend on conditions and the opposition’s limitations. Despite injury concerns with Nayeem Hasan, the coach emphasizes Bangladesh’s flexibility in utilizing diverse skill sets.