Former Sri Lankan batsmen and wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara today heaped praise on the Bangladesh team for their brilliant performance in the Champions Trophy 2017.
Despite humiliating defeat through the hands of India, Bangladesh team is getting a good response all around for making it to the semifinals of the big ICC Champions Trophy.
Kumar Sangakkara went on to say that Bangladesh will return home full of confidence for their next series against Australia and with a bit of astute planning hope to be serious contenders at the 2019 World Cup.
“In this game, Bangladesh was ultimately outplayed in all departments, but it can return to Dhaka for the next series with Australia with its heads held high,” Sangakkara wrote in his column on the ICC website.
“In the last few years, aided by the shrewd coaching of Chandika Hathurasinghe, a supportive cricket board and a clutch of quality senior players led by Shakib Al Hasan, it has made huge progress. It has now reached the knockout stage in the last two major ICC events and can start planning for the ICC Cricket World Cup with real hope of being a contender,” said Sangakkara.