Bangladesh's technical consultant Sridharan Sriram spoke about Bangladesh's experimentation with players. The coach and others want to give the best a chance. "I think we are very clear about the best team we want to play so the captain, myself and the director are all on the same page.
We're quite clear as to what combinations we want," Sriram told reporters on Thursday. "I think we have got two-three combinations in mind and given the conditions we face on the day we might modify and adapt accordingly," he said for cricbuzz.com.
"You look at it as experiments but we look at it as different combinations. You learn about your players when you put them in different situations and learn how each of them responds. I think we have learned quite a bit.
We're very clear about the combinations we go with against different teams," he said. "It's not about one slot (opening) I think for Bangladesh to win the game, everything has to come together. It's not only about the opening slot or just about the pace bowlers.
It's about the entire team," he said.
Sriram on the team
He believes that the team must work together considering that they have not had such good results lately "We had two opportunities against Pakistan. We had to score 100 in the last 10 in the first game and we had to defend 100 in the last 10 in this game.
We came up short in both games by a small margin but these are little margins where we got to learn. "If you want to win consistently, teams do that by getting 10 runs an over at the back end or defending 10 runs at the back end.
I don't think it's about one particular slot or player but it's about the whole team and all facets of the game coming together," he said.
He also spoke about Soumya and his performances. "He( Soumya) played a shot and got out.
That's intent. I think he was selfless and played for the team. He tried to get going in the first few overs when we got only six or seven runs. He tried to force the pace and got out but it happens," Sriram said. "He played a good knock at number three in the last game so I think there are good signs.
A player like him, we need to really instill the confidence. We still have time (to bring changes in the World Cup squad), we have two more days. There will definitely be discussions and we're open."