Hathurusingha feels Tigers have gained respect


Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha feels his side are gaining the respect of the cricketing world after their ODI series win against Pakistan and their a victory against India in the first ODI, of three, on Thursday.

Ahead of the second ODI in Mirpur on Sunday, Hathurusingha says that just the fact that cricketing powerhouse India sent their strongest team speaks volumes of the improvements that the Tigers have made.

He also says the confidence in the camp is at an all-time high after their 79-run win over their Asian neighbours.

The Bangladesh coach said: "The best example (of the change in the Bangladesh team) is that India is sending their strongest team. It speaks for itself, how far we have come from that (Pakistan) series to now.

"It is always good to gauge your success or what you are doing, by how your peers are looking at you. I think it is a big rap for our boys that India came with their full strength.

"Our confidence is high, the way we are playing now is also a bit different."