Russell Domingo is not satisfied with the game of his team and believes that they must work on self-confidence given the bad game against New Zealand and Sri Lanka "I don't think there's anything that you can do differently as a coach.
Fielding is all about confidence. The more you talk about it, the harder it becomes," Domingo said, as quoted by cricbuzz "We can highlight some of our great fielding performances and focus on those, and try to take positives about those performances We have taken some good catches and run-outs, but we have to do it in a more consistent basis.
We have to try and not to focus too much on the mistakes. He thinks it is necessary for the team to start believing in themselves "Some teams have great fielders, some have average fielders. It is about getting the right guys in the right positions a lot of the times.
Confidence is a big thing in a fielding unit." "We have to get ourselves in a good mental space in this series. We have to believe that we are a good fielding side and can field well under pressure."
No 7 role
Domingo still doesn't know who will be the player who will slot into the No 7 role "I think we are trying to find someone that can slot into the No 7 role - a batter who can offer a spin-bowling option.
There's Afif and Mosaddek while we have floated with the idea of Soumya being down there," he pointed out. "Mosaddek is competing for a spot in the lower middle order. Someone who can finish games, good fielder - a good package who can bat and bowl.
It will take some time to determine who will be the players who could be key for the victories "Six months ahead of the World Cup, we have to know what our batting line-up is going to be. Whilst winning is very important in these series where points are up for grabs, it also allows you to finalise what batting line-up you will have in two years' time."
"We have to be smart in playing what we think is our best team all the time, but we also need to find opportunities for fringe players to see how they go." "The pandemic allows you to have a big squad which allows to look at guys in training and warm-up games.
We have an intention of carrying all-rounders with us, so that we can make sure that we have the right guys in the World Cup. It is necessary to focus on the future as some players will not be there in two years "It is tricky.
It is a balancing act. Winning right now is always important but we also got to have one eye on the future. Sometimes you need to be a little bit aware of that, and not always just focus on the past." "We have to look forward as well.
This is an important series and points are up for grabs. The development of the team going forward is equally important." "Maybe in two years time, we don't have Shakib or Tamim or Riyad or Mushfiq available. We have to make sure that you develop some other players who can step into their boots."