Bangladesh Cricket: Just doing my job - Chandika
12:00 AM, April 26, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:36 AM, April 26, 2017

Just doing my job: Chandika

There is a notion that Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has become an all-powerful figure in Bangladesh cricket. However, the Sri Lankan dismissed that belief, saying that he was only doing his job and that means at times being authoritative.

"I don't feel powerful or authoritative. I don't know how people are saying... I sometimes may sound authoritative, but it comes with my job," Hathurusingha told ESPNCricInfo in an interview yesterday. "I have to make decisions and I have to be responsible for my decisions.

"I have strong views of how I want to do my job and bring the best out of the Bangladesh team. Going about doing this kind of thing, if I come across as authoritative, I am not half bothered because I am doing my job," he continued.

The 48-year-old also spoke about the Tigers' camp in Sussex and the upcoming tri-series in Ireland, featuring the hosts and New Zealand.

"The Sussex camp is all about getting used to the conditions. I mentioned earlier, we really want to get hold of our game, how we approach. We want to go and see how we want to play in the English summer. We know that it can be different every year. We want to find our best game plan that is suited to our ability and skillset.

"In Ireland, it will be all about winning. We want to win the series. We want to improve our ODI position in the rankings and, of course, it is a big challenge. And we want to be prepared for the Champions Trophy in the best possible way.

Expanding on the aforementioned English summer, Hathurusingha said that it could possible help the side.

“It is going to be a bit unknown for us. We haven't played in England for a long time. A lot of it will depend on the English summer. If it is going to be a dry summer, it will help us. Even if it is not, we are going early to prepare so we have equal chance with others. Having said that, we are playing against three of the best sides in the world [Bangladesh have been pitted against England, Australia and New Zealand in the group stage]. I can't predict what we are going to do, but whatever we achieve in any of those games is going to be a big achievement."

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