Streak continues to back Bangladesh ability

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New bowling coach Heath Streak is confident Bangladesh will orchestrate a successful turnaround, come Thursday's third and final ODI against India in Mirpur, Dhaka.

New bowling coach Heath Streak is confident Bangladesh will orchestrate a successful turnaround, come Thursday's third and final ODI against India in Mirpur, Dhaka.

The hosts were largely outgunned in the first match and entirely humiliated in the second after slipping to a record-low 58 all out at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

An understrength opposition unit, minus the services of the rested Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli has consequently romped to an unassailable two-nil series lead.

"It's just about backing their ability and playing according to the conditions on the day. That's the important thing, and to have the confidence to go out there and apply yourself in different conditions," said Streak.

"The first match's wicket was really flat and the second one was probably the opposite. So the whole approach and strategy was changed a lot and I know that's something that has been addressed and they'll have to work hard at getting it right for the next game."

An outstanding performance from fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was the lone highlight for the Tigers earlier this week. The 19-year-old completed fine figures of five for 28 – the fifth best on debut in the history of ODI cricket.

"It's still early days for me as bowling coach. I'm just getting the bowlers to have a positive mindset, be a little more aggressive and not to be intimidated by the fact that they're playing – in their minds – against superstars," added Streak.

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