Bangladesh appoints Ryan Lyall Cook as their new fielding coach
dhaka:Bangladesh have recently appointed Ryan Lyall Cook as their new fielding coach. He replaced Sohel Islam, who was the interim coach after Richard Halsall was promoted to the position of the assistant coach. Cook will be with the team till the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. He was previously the head coach at the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy in Cape Town.
He was also the head coach of the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. Moreover, Cook was the assistant coach of South Africa A and South Africa U19 during the 2016 World Cup in Bangladesh. He currently has a herculean task ahead of him as Bangladesh are straining to find their feet in international cricket having lost quite a few matches this year.
Bangladesh’s horrendous run
Earlier, Steve Rhodes was roped in as the national team’s coach after Chandika Hathurasingha stepped down from his role following Bangladesh’s shambolic tour of South Africa last year where they lost all their ODIs, Tests and T20Is. The team also has been at the centre of severe criticisms from the cricketing fraternity owing to their indifferent antics on the cricket field.
They are currently playing a two-match Test series against the Windies. The first Test was played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua. The visitors slumped to a defeat by an innings and 219 runs. In the pre-lunch session of Day 1, Bangladesh were bowled out for 43 runs. Kemar Roach wrecked havoc with a five-wicket haul that broke the backbone of the visitor’s batting lineup.
Kraigg Brathwaite’s century coupled with some impressive shows from the middle-order ensured that the home team racks up a lead of 363 runs. In the second innings, Shannon Gabriel blew them away to hand Shakib Al Hasan and Co with the humiliating defeat. The second Test is currently being played at the Sabina Park in Jamaica.