Hathurusingha: Tigers can upset Australia


Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha feels his team have a chance of upsetting Australia when they host the Aussies in a two-Test series, which starts on 9 October.

The Tigers will play the first Test against the Aussies in Chittagong while the second Test starts in Mirpur on 17 October.

The year 2015 has been a relatively successful one for the Tigers after they reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup and notched up their first bilateral ODI series victories against Pakistan, India and South Africa.

Although Hathurusingha is confident, he will not take Australia lightly even though they have had a raft of senior players retire recently.

Hathurusingha said: "Yes, I am really quite optimistic because the conditions here in Bangladesh are going to challenge the visiting side (Australia). Besides that, we are also improving as a team.

"So I am now hoping that we can do something, that we haven't done before. Playing against Australia is always a big task for us, regardless that whoever comes for them. You just can't take them lightly.

"They have the best system in the world to produce cricketers. Recently their 'A team' did well in India. So it is definitely going to be a challenge in any way."