Even though Bangladesh has been making rapid strides in batting and bowling in the last decade, fielding has been an area of concern for them for a long time now. To make amendments to that aspect of their game the BCB has roped in Ryan Lyall Cook as the team's fielding coach on Wednesday (July 11).
The South African coach will work with the national side up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Cook, who is expected to join the Bangladesh team in Jamaica on Friday, will replace Sohel Islam, who was performing on an interim basis since the post went vacant after the promotion of Richard Halsall to assistant coach.
Cook is currently the Head Coach and High Performance Director of Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy in Cape Town. He is also the Assistant Coach of Hobart Hurricanes in Australia's Big Bash League and has also served as South Africa A team's Assistant Coach.
Bangladesh encountered a humiliating defeat against the Windies in the first Test in Antigua. Bangladesh were dismissed for just 43 in the first innings which is their lowest Test total till date. They did just better in the second innings scoring 144 as WIndies won the game by an innings and 219 runs.
Bangladesh were totally outplayed in the first Test and they will be dying to win the second Test to draw level in the series which starts today in Jamaica.
(Inputs from Cricbuzz)