Hathurusingha: Tigers will test combinations


Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha says they will use the upcoming four-match T20 series at home against Zimbabwe to try new combinations ahead the World T20, but he still wants to win.

The premier event of the shortest format takes place in India in March, and most teams will be using the next couple of months to fine tune their starting line ups.

The Tigers had an outstanding 2015 in ODI cricket, reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup as well as achieving bilateral series victories over India, Pakistan and South Africa.

However, the Asian side have not transferred their 50-over form into the shortest format but Hathurusingha is looking to change things around.

Hathurusingha said: "We are looking to win because we are playing international cricket but still we want to get our best combination.  

"At the same time give the players comfort in their roles, to understand their roles. So that's the main focus. In terms of combinations, we will try to do different ones. We still want to win but we will experiment in terms of combinations.

"We have a settled line-up in ODI cricket but in T20s I don't think we have our combination or gameplan understood."

The first T20 gets underway in Khulna on Friday.