One day they are going to be legends of Bangladesh: Naveed

It will be a teacher coming up against a few of his students when Sri Lanka’s assistant coach Naveed Newaz comes up against his former students Shoriful Islam and Mahmudul Hasan Joy as the Tigers’ series against Sri Lanka nears.
Shoriful and Mahmudul had both won the U-19 World Cup in 2020 with Naveed in charge as head coach. The two cricketers had shown their mettle at the U-19 World Cup and the former Bangladesh U-19 coach was happy to see his students after a long time.
They will be happy to see me, it will be a positive thing,” Naveed said about seeing his students following his return to Bangladesh after taking over as Sri Lanka’s assistant coach.
Naveed set the bar high for his former students. Both Shoriful and Joy have made an impact in international cricket and Naveed had a lot of confidence in their ability.
Naveed had left as Bangladesh U-19’s coach this year but for him Shoriful and Joy would not need his guidance.
“I think they are skillfull enough to handle any situation, despite me being in the other dressing room.
“That does not mean anything to them because they have played and succeeded in international cricket already and in the future, they will have to go to many countries where they have to adapt, adjust and play international cricket,” Naveed pointed to their impact and performances so far in their careers.
“I think those boys are really good players, two of them. One day they are going to be legends of Bangladesh. They are so good. They will be happy to see me of course, I haven’t also seen them for a long time. All in all, that could be more positive than negative”
He had spent some happy years in Bangladesh and felt satisfied that he had been able to put value in his work.
“It is good to be back in my country. I enjoyed four years in Bangladesh. It was really good. I think I was able to give something to Bangladesh, to do justice to the four years. It is good to be back at home,” he said.
Naveed despite his fondness of Bangladesh, will be applying his skill against the Tigers to motivate his own players. He talked about the advantage for his side in terms of knowing the conditions as a few Lankan stars such as Kushal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva played in the recently-concluded DPL .
“It is going to be a tough series. It will be a test of the two batting groups. We have a bit of inexperience in our bowling group. Batting is far more superior in both units. They are pretty similar too. Bangladesh has a bit of youth in their bowling group. The two teams are evenly poised, it will be a good series to watch.
“We will always rely on past experiences as a visitor to this country. We have a couple of players who are well tuned to Bangladesh, who played in the Dhaka Premier League, BPL and various types of cricket here. There are some who played the last Test series here as well. We are very optimistic and open-minded about whatever that comes through. We will try to adapt as much as possible to conditions and pitches in Chittagong. It has always produced a lot of runs, so we expect something similar,” he said.
There are nationwide protests in Sri Lanka at the moment amid an economic crisis. Naveed hoped they could take some good news back to the country.
“You can’t see many positives at the moment. It will be very good for us to take some positives back home. We want to keep inspiring the young generation of the country.
“I think it is a great opportunity to put our name in international news. Playing at home, we have a good white-ball team as well. So hopefully the boys will do well and bring some positive news to the country,” he concluded.

Related News

Hathurusingha appointed as Bangladesh cricket team head coach for second spell

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Chandika Hathurusighe has been appointed Bangladesh National Team Head Coach, confirmed Bangladesh Cricket Board through a press release on Tuesday. This will be the former Sri Lanka batsman’s second spell with the Bangladesh team which he had previously coached from 2014 to 2017. The 54-year old Hathurusighe has reached a two-year ... Read more

Young Tigresses defeat USA to advance as group champions

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh batters Rabeya Khan and Misty Shaha dug deep as they saw their side off in a nervy run chase beating the USA by five wickets in their final Group A match of the ICC Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup at Willowmoore Park in Benoni yesterday. With qualification already in the ... Read more

Bangladesh stun Australia in Women’s U-19 T20 WC opener 

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh women’s team made a sensational start in the ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup as they beat their Australian counterparts in their first match by seven-wicket at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Saturday. Dilara Akter scored 40 off 42 while Sumaiya Akter and Shorna Akter remained not out on ... Read more

Bangladesh win another thriller against India, capture ODI series

5-run win gives Tigers series victory Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh won the three-match ODI series with a game to spare after a five-run triumph at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Bangladesh continued their dominance at home, having now won 17 out of their last 20 ODIs, as they recorded a second bilateral ODI ... Read more

Bangladesh wins final-over thriller in Brisbane

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh got back on track in the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday when they beat Zimbabwe in a thrilling last-ball win. Opener Najmul Shanto’s first half-century and Taskin Ahmed’s three wickets helped them win. Shanto’s 71 helped Bangladesh get to 150-7 at Brisbane Gabba ground in a game that came down ... Read more

Tigers can become very good T20 side in future: Sriram

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Despite their mixed fortunes in the ongoing T20 World Cup, Bangladesh’s technical consultant, Sridharan Sriram, believes the Tigers have the potential to become a very good T20 side in the future. The Tigers entered the tournament with their only win in the main draw of the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup against ... Read more

Tigers suffer their worst-ever loss in T20Is to SA

Batters surrender against their opponent Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh’s batting was no match for their counterpart South Africa, which led to a massive loss for the Tigers by 104 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground today in the two teams’ second Super 12 fixture of the T20 World Cup. Chasing a daunting 206, Bangladesh ... Read more

Taskin leads Bangladesh to 9-run win over Netherlands

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh began their T20 World Cup campaign on a high note today, defeating the Netherlands by 9 runs at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The Dutch were all out for 135 after 20 overs, in reply to Bangladesh’s 144 for eight after 20 overs. The result is historic from Bangladesh’s perspective ... Read more

Tamim to attend Brazil’s match against Serbia at FIFA WC

Sports Desk: dhakamirror.com Tamim Iqbal, captain of the Bangladesh ODI team, will attend the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Serbia. Tamim told The Daily Star he was gifted the tickets. Brazil plays Serbia on November 24 at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium. The FIFA World Cup attracts interest from around the world, and seeing Neymar ... Read more

Netherlands become Tigers’ first opponent

Sports Desk: dhakamirror.com Bangladesh may start analyzing the Netherlands after Group A qualification ended yesterday. The Tigers will face the Dutch on October 24 in Hobart. Despite losing by 16 runs against Sri Lanka, the Dutch are in the Super 12s as runners-up behind the Lankans after UAE beat Namibia by seven runs on Thursday. ... Read more

West Indies ousted, Ireland reaches Super 12

Sports Desk: dhakamirror.com Veteran opener Paul Stirling smashed an unbeaten 66 to propel Ireland into the Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 and eliminate two-time champions West Indies in a shocking upset on Friday. Gareth Delany took a career-best 3-16 to reduce the Caribbeans to 146-5 before the Irish reached their goal with 15 balls to ... Read more

Shakib reclaims the top all-rounder ranking

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan will enter the ICC T20 World Cup on top of the world after he was elevated to the No.1 spot for all-rounders on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings. Shakib claimed top billing on the back of an excellent tri-series against New Zealand ... Read more

No more opening slot experiments: chief selector

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh national cricket team chief selector Minhajul Abedin reassured that the team management wouldn’t experiment further with the opening slot during the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Bangladesh are scheduled to start their campaign in the Super 12 round on October 24 in Hobart against the Group A runners-up from ... Read more

Pakistan win tri-series final, sends T20 World Cup warning

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Mohammad Nawaz, an all-rounder, helped Pakistan defeat New Zealand by five wickets on Friday to win the tri-series Twenty20 final in Christchurch with three balls remaining. After the hosts finished on 163-7 at Hagley Oval, spinner Michael Bracewell checked Pakistan’s early momentum in the tourists’ reply, before Nawaz stepped up with ... Read more

Rain ends Bangladesh’s title defence

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Rain ended hosts Bangladesh’s chance of qualifying for the semi-final of the eighth Asia Cup as their match against the UAE was washed out in Sylhet on Tuesday. The wash-out meant Thailand moved to the semi-final for the first time in history with six points collected from as many matches earlier ... Read more

Bangladesh defeated by SL in thriller

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com India and Sri Lanka advanced to the eighth Women’s Asia Cup semi-finals after defeating Thailand and the host Bangladesh, on a rain-hampered day in Sylhet on Monday. Pakistan joined them in the semi-final as well because both teams have eight points and are tied for second position with Sri Lanka. Bangladesh ... Read more

Conway leads New Zealand to victory against Bangladesh

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com In the third game of the tri-nation series, played on Sunday in Christchurch, opening batsman Devon Conway led New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh. The left-handed batter smashed six fours and a six as the hosts chased down Bangladesh’s total of 137 with 13 balls to spare, in the ... Read more

Bangladesh utterly defeated by India

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com India recovered from a shocking loss to Pakistan to defeat hosts Bangladesh by 59 runs on Saturday in Sylhet, effectively securing a spot in the semifinals of the eighth Women’s Asia Cup. India has eight points after winning four of its last five games, with one more match to play in ... Read more

Tigers hope to improve against Kiwis

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com When Bangladesh plays New Zealand in today’s second game of the ongoing tri-nation series in Christchurch, they will be trying to get back on track. The game will start at noon (12:00pm). The match will be broadcast live on T Sports and in Bangladesh Standard Time. Bangladesh, which lost to Pakistan ... Read more

Dona Ganguly diagnosed with chikungunya

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Dona Ganguly, wife of Sourav Ganguly, President of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday after being diagnosed with chikungunya. As per reports, she was rushed to Woodlands hospital after showing symptoms of the virus. The acclaimed Indian Odissi ... Read more