Dhaka test was a boost for Bangladeshi people’s spirit- Flower

Dhaka test was a boost for Bangladeshi people’s spirit- Flower

Former England’s coach and great batsman Andy Flower praised about Bangladesh for their win in Dhaka test but he thinks that won’t create any problem for England who are all set for the battle against India.

In the first test in Chittagong, Bangladesh lost to England by just 22 runs and then the history was made in the 2nd test in Mirpur. Bangladesh Cricket Team recorded an historic 108-run win over England in the second test.

Andy Flower, who is currently technical director of elite coaching for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), thinks the win should have a great impact on Bangladesh cricket team.

He said, “It was great for Bangladesh cricket that they won that Test match, their first victory against a major Test side.”

Legend also said, “For a country of 160 million people who are vehemently passionate about the game and for a country that has a lot of hardships I thought that was a tremendous boost for the country’s spirit. There’s a lot of good that can come from that.”

But, Flower thinks that England team should have won that match what they couldn’t. He knows Alastair Cook is leading a young team and thus they easily gave the opportunity of making history to Bangladesh.

Former left handed super batsman said, “Speaking with my English cricket coaching hat on, of course we would have liked to have played better and won that Test match.”

Andy also said, “But if they can learn quickly, because they’re quite a young side now, and learn from some of the things that happened in those Test matches and take them into the Indian series then a lot of good can come from it.”

Former England knows that the India series will be tougher than the previous one in Bangladesh. He emphaised on how fast England players can learn there.

Flower lastly said, “It is going to be a real test for them though. They have to learn quickly, they have to learn after what happened in Bangladesh and they should see it as a really exciting challenge.”

 

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