Siddons sees improvement

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Tigers played another practice match yesterday under simulated conditions for their coming tour to New Zealand a session in which the new national coach found slight improvements of his charges.

"Of course they are still not perfect but there have been some improvements in the batting from the first match. Our main objective is to see the batsmen not getting out and batting for as long as possible in the middle," said Jamie Siddons, who has preached a slogan of 'improvement everyday'.

The Australian sounded positive after working with his new charges for the last few days as the batsmen apparently looked better in comparison with the first game despite the pace bowlers lively performance with the ball.

Leading paceman and vice-captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza however missed the opportunity to bowl in the second game as he was rested due to a breathing problem.

After a day's break the Tigers will have their last session at home tomorrow.

The 15-member one-day side led by ace batsman Mohammad Ashraful will fly for New Zealand on December 12.

The Bangladesh team will play three limited-over warm-up games and a charity Twenty20 match before involving in a three-match one-day series. Ashraful's men will play two Tests in January next year.


Ashik said...

Why there is no post on the great news that Bangladesh Under 19 defeated Pakistan Under 19 in a ODI series last week by a 3-2 margin. Bangladesh lost first 2 games and won the last 3 games consecutively.