Russell Domingo wants a win against Australia



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Russell Domingo wants a win against Australia

Mitchell Starc and Hazlewood are presented as a major threat to Sri Lanka. Still, Sri Lankan coach Russell Domingo has a different opinion "Mitchell Starc and Hazlewood are quality bowlers and we have looked at some of their footage.

But at the end of the day you will play the ball not the man." "End of the day they are humans and will bowl some bad balls. We got to play with a clear mind and absolute clarity that we have got to put away the bad balls," Domingo said, as quoted by cricbuzz Domingo believes in his team "We know that Australia has a rich history of cricket but the history that has been created by the group of Australians are not here at the moment."

He believes that his team will do their best and will try to win. The team is excellently motivated "For us to compete and win the series we have to be at the top of our game. As a coach, I am confident that if we can do the basics really well, we can push Australia and beat them here.

I don't think psychologically it's a massive issue," he said. "I don't know how many series Bangladesh have played against Australia before. Speaking to these boys not many of them played a proper series against them."

"We are coming here wanting to win the series and there is no doubt about it, and we are not coming up just to compete. We want to make sure we give Australia a good go and at the end of the day we are going to try and win the series," he said.

Rahim case

He also spoke out about the Mushfiqur Rahim case "I can't understand the stringent rules Australia placed on Mushfiqur's bubble. I think 10 days would have surely been enough. It's very disappointing the way they went about it," said Domingo, adding that his absence will provide a big opportunity to the youngsters.

"Trying to find out our best combination and playing against Australia will give us that opportunity. There are two ways to look at it. Trying to find out our best combination and keep developing some of the younger players."

"Secondly Bangladesh don't play Australia too often. So this is a big series for us and we are really determined to do well in it," said Domingo. He hopes young players can show what they know "But look, we want to play against the best team in the world and it's an opportunity for one or two younger players or fringe players to come and play, and I am sure they are capable of it. No Mushfiqur is surely a loss for us but we have got a big squad and some quality players to replace him.