Former Indian left arm spinner Sridharan Sriram
Has returned to the Bangladesh team as a technical advisor for the upcoming World Cup. Sriram will join the team in Guwahati on September 27, as Bangladesh begin their preparations for two warm-up matches ahead of the tournament.
BCB chairman of cricket operations Jalal Younis said Sriram will provide him with local knowledge and will report to the head coach. Chandika Hathurusinghe
Yunus said, “Shriram has joined as a technical advisor. We will get a lot of technical support from him.” “He knows all about the wickets in India. He can also tell us about the weather conditions. Very few of our players have played in India, so his input will be very important.”
Sriram is not a new face for Bangladesh cricket. In August 2022 he had Joined as technical advisor
, although he was effectively the head coach of the team for T20Is. This came shortly after he left his six-year stint as Australia’s spin-bowling coach.
He led Bangladesh to the T20 World Cup in Australia, where they won two games and were in contention to make the semi-finals until their last group game.
Shriram has also joined recently as assistant coach
of IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants, so it is likely that his time with the Bangladesh team will again be limited to the World Cup.
At the World Cup, apart from Sriram, Bangladesh’s backroom staff will be led by team director Mahmood, and will include head coach Hathurusinghe, assistant coach Nick Pothas, fast-bowling coach Allan Donald, spin-bowling coach Rangana Herath, fielding coach Shane McDermott. , and assistant fielding coach Faisal Hussain.