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5 ways how Bangladesh cricket can go to the next level

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 15:  The Bangladesh team look dejected after their nine wicket defeat during the ICC Champions Trophy Semi-Final match between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston on June 15, 2017 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Bangladesh reached the semi-finals of an ICC event for the first time this year, during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy
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Bangladesh cricket is at a critical juncture of its development. It has reached a point where it has a temporary seat at the big boys’ table, regularly beating top nations at home, and causing the odd upset away as well. They have a settled team of players, mostly under 30 that form a core group, a captain who is an experienced campaigner, a quality bowling lineup with exciting young talent and a legion of loyal fans.

However, they are at a crossroads because they can let years of development seep through the cracks, and go the way of Sri Lanka after the loss of Sangakkara and Jayawardene, or the way of India, who used a group of experienced players to build a platform for a world-beating team. Here are some of the ways how Bangladesh can advance their development in ODI cricket.

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Published 20 Jun 2017, 17:03 IST
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