DHAKA – Former South Africa cricket coach Russell Domingo, the new Bangladesh coach, wants to use the T20 tri-series at home, against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, as part of a roadmap towards the ultimate goal of the 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia.
Bangladesh, ranked 10th in the world in Twenty20 Internationals, begin their tri-series campaign against Zimbabwe on Friday in Mirpur, and the coach hopes to use the games as a chance to try out new talent.
"We need to set our World Cup roadmap from this series," Domingo told reporters on Thursday.
"I think there are 20 games left. It sounds a lot, but it’s not as many because you are always not going to make it; two or three games might be rained off and we might end up playing 15 or 16 games leading to the World Cup.
"So we have to start planning because we've got some areas to develop prior to the World Cup to try and give the players as much experience under pressure as we possibly can.