SL vs Bangladesh – Russell Domingo
“In the meanwhile I really feel we’re taking part in to not lose. That psychological shift will take a little bit of time.”
Domingo stated he has sensed a tradition of worry throughout the ranks, which he believes may be eradicated if Bangladesh start difficult themselves in important phases of Check matches. Throughout the first Check, Bangladesh confirmed indicators of the mindset he hopes to instill, after they picked 5 bowlers together with three quicks and determined to bat first after successful their toss – each choices have been out of character for a facet that is often depending on its spinners and is thought for its safety-first strategy.
“It’s disappointing when a drawn Check is seen as an enormous success,” Domingo stated. “I’m not right here for drawn Assessments. We additionally do not need to lose Assessments however we must always have a psychological shift. We’ve to play to win, and never merely be pleased with attracts. I’ve had seven Assessments with the staff now, I believe I perceive our staff and tradition. I do know the areas we have to enhance on, significantly on the psychological facet of issues in Assessments. There is a lengthy method to go.
“There is a worry of dropping Assessments, and that is one thing that we’ve to come back away from. We’ve to play to win. In the meanwhile I really feel we’re taking part in to not lose. That psychological shift will take a little bit of time. Guys have not been profitable in Assessments. Till we modify that mindset, we’ll all the time be okay with mediocrity. It’s not one thing I need to be a part of. We need to take the staff ahead and play the sport to win. We’ve to bat first in powerful circumstances. We’ve to declare to offer ourselves sufficient time to bowl sides out. These are the shifts that it’s important to make to develop into a critical Check-playing nation.”
Domingo is in favour of taking part in 5 bowlers within the second Check too, however stated he would seek the advice of with the choice panel and have a look at the pitch earlier than taking a ultimate resolution. “I want to talk with the selectors this afternoon, however I believe [playing six batters and five bowlers] is the best way ahead.
“When you’ve Shakib [Al Hasan] within the staff, it lets you play seven batters. When you do not have that allrounder, we’ve to be courageous, and attempt to have 5 bowlers who can get us 20 wickets. If it was solely as much as me, it will be the best way to go, however there is a panel of selectors that should be consulted with, and it is received to be a choice that all of us need to help.”
Whether or not it will likely be the identical tempo mixture from the primary Check – Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed and Ebadat Hossain – relies upon largely on how a lot they’ve recovered from bowling a mixed 70 overs in a single innings within the first Check beneath oppressive warmth and humidity.
“I believe they’re our three main quick bowlers in the intervening time. I want to hold the identical three going however I’ve to contemplate their workload from the final Check that ended few days in the past,” Domingo stated.
“Taskin bowled 30, Ebadat bowled 20  and Rahi (Jayed) bowled 19 overs. I need to make certain they’re contemporary and able to give 100 per cent once more in a few days. We’ve given them two days off. We simply need to see how they really feel in as we speak’s gentle observe.”
Bangladesh’s batting, after a poor run of latest performances, was spectacular in Pallekele. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mominul Haque struck tons of whereas Tamim Iqbal made fifties in every innings; Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das additionally made half-centuries.
“I’m more than happy with the best way they went about their innings within the first Check,” Domingo stated. “Mominul has been a constant Check performer for a time frame. Eleven Check tons of is a improbable achievement.
“I’m actually happy with Shanto that he made a giant rating. It offers him a little bit of belonging within the Check area. It offers him a little bit of confidence that he can do it if he sticks to his gameplan. It’s nice to have Tamim play that innings.”
Domingo was adamant Saif Hassan would hold his place on the high of the order regardless of scoring 0 and 1 within the first Check. “I positively nonetheless need to give Saif Hassan a go,” Domingo stated. “Opening the batting is tough in Assessments. Plenty of openers take a little bit of time to seek out their toes.
“We need to present him with one other alternative tomorrow. It’s all the time good to have a proper and left-hand opening mixture. Saif will play tomorrow.”
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84