Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe believes fairness was maintained during the selection of the 14-member squad for the opening game of the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia.
first time since his debut when he was left out of the squad, looked to be the biggest talking point in the heated presser at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday (August 19). Although chief selector Minhajul Abedin tackled most of the bouncers bowled at the panel comprising of the selectors with Hathurusinghe and Habibul Bashar, the Sri Lankan did not got away unscratched.
As a coach, you have a responsibility,” Hathurusinghe said. “But the player also knows what he has to do. They are working very hard on it.
“Somebody is going to go out of the team when they are not performing. Those players not in the squad, they are still practicing. Confidence comes when we communicate with the player. There is no rule but fairness is applied for everybody,” he said pointing out that everyone was picked factoring in their form, adding that consistency was maintained in the selection process being part of the selection committee.
“Bangladesh cricket is not all about Mominul,” he said. “Selection is done by consistency. Some of the guys were dropped for our last Test. I won’t mention name because the team is more important.