13 March 2007
Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar believes coach Dav Whatmore is the key man behind Bangladesh's recent turn around in world Cricket. According to Bashar, their coach Dave Whatmore has changed the overall approach of Bangladesh team and transformed his side into a winning outfit.
"Whatmore has helped our players realise that the importance of hard work. They have been told what role to play. He has given us the confidence to beat strong teams and we have been doing it," he said.
He was very clear about his goal and said "Our performances in the warm-up matches have been encouraging. If we play good cricket we will keep on winning. No one should take us lightly anymore. Our target is to play second round"
Bangladesh's first match in the World Cup will be their 150th one-day international. Tigers are keen to celebrate the land mark with the same result they obtained in their 100th one-day international against the same opposition in December 2004.
- Report from Internet sources by Khondaker Mirazur Rahman