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Under fire, Bangladesh prepare to face Pathirana’s challenge

Amid growing noise and unhappiness over Bangladesh’s disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup, they are now focused on a crucial challenge ahead of their clash against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Mathisha Pathirana, who has proven to be a tricky bowler for various batsmen around the world, has attracted special attention in Bangladesh’s training sessions.

The decision to include a side-arm throw-down specialist in the nets ahead of their first match is an example of this.

“It is part of the preparation because we are trying to be as specific as possible about who we will be playing with and who we will be facing.

He added. The form of Bangladesh’s top order – Liton Kumar Das, Soumya Sarkar and captain Nazmul Hossain – is a major concern. This resulted in them losing their first T20I series against the USA by a margin of 2-1. Moreover, Bangladesh barely managed to put up a fight against India in their only practice match in New York. The left-handed batsman also experimented with his batting stance and backlift in a recent indoor net session in Dallas. “Look, he is an experienced player and he knows his game and knows what works for him and at the moment he knows his situation and what he is trying to acheive to goal. So you have to trust the player and that is part of coaching and the main thing in our discussions is whether the player will be happy when he goes out on the field, so he is working on that and he is happy with his game at the moment,” the Bangladesh coaching panel member said.