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August 10, 2006, 10:58 PM
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Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore still believes that his side can end its African tour on a high note when they meet Kenya in a three-match one-day series starting next week.

Whatmore, who arrived with his side at the Kenyan capital Nairobi yesterday, admitted that his side found it difficult to adapt to the African conditions, even though they started as favourites to clinch the five-matches series in Zimbabwe.

He said: "We were under pressure to perform. As a result, we made many mistakes especially in our fielding -- we should have done better."

The Tigers lost the series against Zimbabawe by a 3-2 margin.

Whatmore, who has been coach of the Tigers since 2003, resisted from underrating the Kenyans, who will equally be enjoying their home advantage, knowing very well their pedigree against visiting teams.

"The Kenyan team is no pushover in its own country," said the Australian-born coach, who was in charge of the Sri Lanka team when it suffered a shock 32-run defeat to Kenya in a 2003 World Cup match in Nairobi.

"However, we are still favourites in Kenya to win. The job becomes just a little bit harder because we are playing in foreign conditions which are different from the sub-continent.

"You need to adjust (...) we are fortunate enough to come from Zimbabwe where we have had five matches and a practice match so much of the boys have adjusted quite well," said Whatmore.

The Tigers won all four of the one-day matches in the series played between the two countries played in Bangladesh on March 2006.

Wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud will again lead the Bangladesh side for the three-day series starting at the Nairobi Gymkhana club on August 12 after his skipper Habibul Bashar was forced to return home on Sunday with a fracture in his left fifth metacarpal.

In contrast, Kenya are enjoying some kind of cricketing revival following their 2-0 series win over Canada in Toronto as the weekend.

Source : http://www.homeviewbangladesh.com/sports/news/index.php?news_id=91

August 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
dev voi paise this time gadha guila abar ki kore na kore..shob gadhar bacha

August 11, 2006, 01:12 AM
ar ki bolar ase whatmore er....
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August 11, 2006, 03:27 AM
well... sam old story..
doenst he expect a better show every time??
let it be zim, kenya or australia??

August 11, 2006, 08:29 AM
That's what is needed when you enter the field everytime, a positive frame of mind

August 11, 2006, 08:39 AM
dear israr..I agree positive frame of mind
but what you do with intention of positive frame of mind when it is in corrupted and lazy frame of mind. It is nothing. As Edison said once 99% is perspiration and 1% inspiration. We realy lack in that department and on top it we are corrupted minded. Our inspired players won't do anything if they don't change the way They are now. I am sorry Dave your expectations should be ordinary.

August 11, 2006, 09:39 AM
we too expect better show.

August 11, 2006, 12:30 PM
y does dev expect anything from them. they always find a new way to destroy our hopes.