Sridharan Sriram returns as Bangladesh’s technical consultant for Cricket World Cup 2023
File photo of Sridharan Sriram© AFP
Former India left-arm spinner Sridharan Sriram returned as the new technical consultant to the Bangladesh Cricket Team on Thursday ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023. As reported by ESPNcricinfo, Sriram will join the Bangladesh team in Guwahati on September 27 as the team prepares for their two warm-up matches before the start of the upcoming ODI World Cup. According to BCB’s chairman of cricket operations, Jalal Yunus, the former India spinner will provide critical knowledge of Indian relations to Khaled Mahmud, who joined as team director this month.
Yunus added that the new technical consultant will provide information about India’s weather and pitch conditions to players as most of the Bangladeshi players have not played in India. Yunus believes that Sriram’s input to the team will be very important.
“Sriram has joined as a technical consultant. We will get a lot of technical support from him,” Yunus said. “He knows all the wickets in India. He can also tell us about the weather conditions. Very few of our players have played in India, so his input will be quite important,” Yunus said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Earlier in 2022, Sriram played the role of technical consultant for Bangladesh cricket and was also the head coach of the team in T20Is. Before opting for the role in 2022, he was Australia’s spin bowling coach for six years.
He took Bangladesh to the T20 World Cup in Australia, where the team won two matches and were in contention for a semi-final spot until their final group match.
Sriram also recently joined as assistant coach of IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants, so it is likely that his time with the Bangladesh team will again be limited to a World Cup.
In the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, Bangladesh will lock horns against Afghanistan in their tournament opener on October 7 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.
Topics mentioned in this article