Bangladesh v Australia, 3rd ODI, Mirpur April 13, 2011

You've got to stick with this team - Siddons

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Jamie Siddons departed the Bangladesh coaching job by imploring his successors to persevere with the young team he has mentored for most of his four-year tenure. Having watched his side slide to a 3-0 series defeat against Australia, the world's No.1 limited-overs team, Siddons pointed to the progress made on his watch, exemplified in the final match when Bangladesh scored 295 for 6. This was by a distance the home side's highest total against Australia, beating the 250 for 5 in the only Bangladesh defeat of Australia, in Cardiff in 2005.

"When we passed the highest score against Australia that we've ever had, I was a bit emotional then, because I thought that just shows me how much the boys are improving and they're continuing to improve," Siddons said. "And I think it's been a tough series but I think the criticism of our batting has worried me a bit: 210, 229, 295 against Australia, we rarely make those scores against the big teams and now we're doing it quite often.

"We need to bowl better and keep the scores down so that we can get those scores. It was a tough series, world No.1 versus world No.9, but we competed."

While he would have liked to see out the process himself, Siddons said whoever replaced him needed to be willing to persist with a young team, led by the 24-year-old captain Shakib Al Hasan. "If these boys are allowed to grow together for another four years to the next World Cup, you're going to have a lot of good fun and a lot of joy," Siddons said. "We've had a lot of joy with the New Zealand victories and World Cup victories against England and Ireland. We've smashed Zimbabwe the last four series, had a lot of success, and it's all these guys. They're the best 15.

"There might be one or two come in and out because of form or injury, but you've got to stick with them, and you've got to trust them and stop being negative when they fail - they're 23, 22 years old. There are no 33, 34, 36-year-old Ricky Pontings or Kumar Sangakkaras to hold them together yet, you've got to give them a chance to develop. You can't bring back Habibul Bashar and ask him to be Ricky Ponting because he's not. You've got to let them develop."

Siddons leaves Bangladesh with much good will behind him and will return to Australia before he decides where next to take his coaching career. There was plenty of emotion in his voice when he spoke of bidding farewell to Shakib and the rest of the team. "I love these boys, I've told them how much I loved working with them, and how much I think they've improved," Siddons said. "Each and every one of them told me how much they thought they'd improved, and that's why I coach, so I'll go away from here a very happy man.

"It's a shame I can't stay, but all good things come to an end. At least I know these boys have learned a lot and are on the way up, at least the group I've been working with."

Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • TheBlackMonk on April 16, 2011, 5:21 GMT

    I think it is better for both BD Cricket & JS. No doubt JS contributed largely in BD side for the last four years and he built up a squad which needs to be united for the next few years however he was not supportive enough to other assistants' i.e. assistant coach, bowling coach etc. He injected politics into the games which is not healthy for a grown up team like BD. Apart from this, he was a great batting coach but it's time to refine the skill and techniques more by someone who has international expose and great talents. I hope BCB makes a good decision this time as well by picking another good coach hopefully Ganguly or M. Waugh and allow them to work more in depth like in techniques with both National side as well as A side. A full coaching team also must be appointed for the long time and they must co-ordinate to each other. A spin coach is most needed now and hope BCB feels the necessity. Good luck for JS and I hope he will be a high profile coach pretty soon.

  • dulabhai on April 16, 2011, 1:16 GMT

    Agree with wenurakp. BD needs to stick with an aussie coach. You are going to kill BD cricket if you get someone from the subcontinent.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:10 GMT

    Jamiiesiddons was a good coach ... he brought BD many milestone ...hope we don have to miss you .... By the way Ashraful n Alok Kapali ain't useless ... Ashraful ain't just given the chance to do what he does the best (slog without pressure) n alok seems to need more practice to get in form ... don't forhet the fact that Ashraful is one

  • anisadelaide on April 15, 2011, 1:12 GMT

    Thanks SIDDONS, u have done a great job in lst 4 years. I used to work in BCB and i know that very well with such a splendid effort from u , u can't stick on the team improvement until and unless someone changes the thick headed persons who controlled the BCB. Siddons welcome back to Australia.

  • on April 14, 2011, 21:09 GMT

    thanks siddons...we love u

  • wenurakp on April 14, 2011, 20:56 GMT

    Being a non Bangladeshi, I believe I could provide a better perspective than a lot of Bangladeshis here. If I compare the current team to the team before I can definitely see a lot of improvement. There is more energy in the way Bangla batsmen approach their game. There is also more energy in the way Bangla fielders field in high pressure situations. Going forward, the most important aspect for a better Bangla team is the improvement in your bowling department. You guys got to find some good quality bowlers. It might be that you need fast wickets, or it could also be that you need to send more fast bowlers for training with academies like MRF. I'm pretty sure Jamie Siddons infused some Australian way of thinking to the Bangladeshi game at the highest level. Now it's up to the players and the administration to develop a Bangladeshi brand of cricket. Find a good bowling coach and stick with the Australian coaches for now. You will reap the benefits of a well planned strategy.

  • murshedhaider on April 14, 2011, 19:40 GMT

    Many thanks to Siddons for his contribution towards improvement of Bangladesh Cricket. Now, we need to move on further with a new coach. I wish we could get Sourav Ganguly as our coach. He will understand our players & he can unify the BD team & make them real fighters. Ganguly: please join us. Let's make our BD team a real tiger.

  • AbinNewYork on April 14, 2011, 19:27 GMT

    JS was the best thing ever happen to Bangladesh cricket.The day BCB decided not to reappoint JS should be marked as a Black Day in BD cricket history.I am also not sure how and why people are saying that Bangladesh played bad cricket in WC.They actually played awesome cricket and they promised us three wins they gave us three wins.I agree it was a bad day when we played WI but why should we be upset when they lost to SA.This team and this coach has given us so many sleepless nights of celebration.I don't recall any other BD team was successful like this one.Shakib is a great captain and I have never seen such an attacking captain in Bangladesh cricket team.This is a young team we need to stick with this team give some time for these kids to grow up and become a man.Just imagine if they can trouble all these great teams while they are just kids what impact they will have when they are facing them as a man.

  • on April 14, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    You have done a good job...

    Thanks Jamie, Hope to see you again. :)

  • on April 14, 2011, 18:09 GMT

    Time to move on..Good bye Siddons.. u were okay but side still didnt improve tht much..they scored 295 when the result is alrdy known and series is well decided..with no pressure, batsmen play well..and also keep in mind, AUS dnt hv world class bowlers now..esp in tht 3rd match..but JS did try to improve but i think he was biased...time for Junaed,rakibul to go off and we shud get few more new talents..JS also had attitude problem..but over all, he was okay..Coach cannot do everything..its our players who r not mentally strong..I dnt think BD cricket improved tht much..the way its going it will take at least 32 years to win a WC(at home ofcourse)...gud luck

  • TheBlackMonk on April 16, 2011, 5:21 GMT

    I think it is better for both BD Cricket & JS. No doubt JS contributed largely in BD side for the last four years and he built up a squad which needs to be united for the next few years however he was not supportive enough to other assistants' i.e. assistant coach, bowling coach etc. He injected politics into the games which is not healthy for a grown up team like BD. Apart from this, he was a great batting coach but it's time to refine the skill and techniques more by someone who has international expose and great talents. I hope BCB makes a good decision this time as well by picking another good coach hopefully Ganguly or M. Waugh and allow them to work more in depth like in techniques with both National side as well as A side. A full coaching team also must be appointed for the long time and they must co-ordinate to each other. A spin coach is most needed now and hope BCB feels the necessity. Good luck for JS and I hope he will be a high profile coach pretty soon.

  • dulabhai on April 16, 2011, 1:16 GMT

    Agree with wenurakp. BD needs to stick with an aussie coach. You are going to kill BD cricket if you get someone from the subcontinent.

  • on April 15, 2011, 8:10 GMT

    Jamiiesiddons was a good coach ... he brought BD many milestone ...hope we don have to miss you .... By the way Ashraful n Alok Kapali ain't useless ... Ashraful ain't just given the chance to do what he does the best (slog without pressure) n alok seems to need more practice to get in form ... don't forhet the fact that Ashraful is one

  • anisadelaide on April 15, 2011, 1:12 GMT

    Thanks SIDDONS, u have done a great job in lst 4 years. I used to work in BCB and i know that very well with such a splendid effort from u , u can't stick on the team improvement until and unless someone changes the thick headed persons who controlled the BCB. Siddons welcome back to Australia.

  • on April 14, 2011, 21:09 GMT

    thanks siddons...we love u

  • wenurakp on April 14, 2011, 20:56 GMT

    Being a non Bangladeshi, I believe I could provide a better perspective than a lot of Bangladeshis here. If I compare the current team to the team before I can definitely see a lot of improvement. There is more energy in the way Bangla batsmen approach their game. There is also more energy in the way Bangla fielders field in high pressure situations. Going forward, the most important aspect for a better Bangla team is the improvement in your bowling department. You guys got to find some good quality bowlers. It might be that you need fast wickets, or it could also be that you need to send more fast bowlers for training with academies like MRF. I'm pretty sure Jamie Siddons infused some Australian way of thinking to the Bangladeshi game at the highest level. Now it's up to the players and the administration to develop a Bangladeshi brand of cricket. Find a good bowling coach and stick with the Australian coaches for now. You will reap the benefits of a well planned strategy.

  • murshedhaider on April 14, 2011, 19:40 GMT

    Many thanks to Siddons for his contribution towards improvement of Bangladesh Cricket. Now, we need to move on further with a new coach. I wish we could get Sourav Ganguly as our coach. He will understand our players & he can unify the BD team & make them real fighters. Ganguly: please join us. Let's make our BD team a real tiger.

  • AbinNewYork on April 14, 2011, 19:27 GMT

    JS was the best thing ever happen to Bangladesh cricket.The day BCB decided not to reappoint JS should be marked as a Black Day in BD cricket history.I am also not sure how and why people are saying that Bangladesh played bad cricket in WC.They actually played awesome cricket and they promised us three wins they gave us three wins.I agree it was a bad day when we played WI but why should we be upset when they lost to SA.This team and this coach has given us so many sleepless nights of celebration.I don't recall any other BD team was successful like this one.Shakib is a great captain and I have never seen such an attacking captain in Bangladesh cricket team.This is a young team we need to stick with this team give some time for these kids to grow up and become a man.Just imagine if they can trouble all these great teams while they are just kids what impact they will have when they are facing them as a man.

  • on April 14, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    You have done a good job...

    Thanks Jamie, Hope to see you again. :)

  • on April 14, 2011, 18:09 GMT

    Time to move on..Good bye Siddons.. u were okay but side still didnt improve tht much..they scored 295 when the result is alrdy known and series is well decided..with no pressure, batsmen play well..and also keep in mind, AUS dnt hv world class bowlers now..esp in tht 3rd match..but JS did try to improve but i think he was biased...time for Junaed,rakibul to go off and we shud get few more new talents..JS also had attitude problem..but over all, he was okay..Coach cannot do everything..its our players who r not mentally strong..I dnt think BD cricket improved tht much..the way its going it will take at least 32 years to win a WC(at home ofcourse)...gud luck

  • graceful_187 on April 14, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Thanks so much Jamie ! He has worked really hard with our team but that was not enough i guess ! Anyway best of luck for to him for his future ! And hopefully BCB can appoint a good solid caoch this time who will be a good motivator as well.

  • on April 14, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    I Would like to thanks mr jamie siddons.He brought bangladesh team in this level.He did heard work during his time.we express our gratitude to mr jamie.i would like to advice BCB instead of alok kapali or suvo, we have to find out some all rounder like suva goto hom,who did good bowling in practice match against australia. just to improve his betting.we have to find out some fast and spin bowler.wish you all the best for bangladesh team.

  • on April 14, 2011, 13:52 GMT

    alok kapali is useless, and so is ashraful they have both proved that they are 1 hit wonders. and YES i would prefer raqibul hasan, he does bat slow but he will score a lot more runs, and he had a bad series vs australia but in warm up he scored 65 vs aus while alok got a golden duck, also i dont see alok or ashraful with a 1st class triple tonne like raqibul has.

  • Indiaforever on April 14, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    In a few years time, Bangladesh will be a leading team with Shakib leading the team and Tamim being the best batsmen. Their record is not very good at the moment, but they are improving every time. Mohammad Ashraful is a good batsmen but has wasted his talent. The next coach should be from the sub continent.

  • tkaikobad on April 14, 2011, 11:39 GMT

    I like to thank Jamie for his contribution to BD cricket. He took our team a certain level up from where Dev W. left. Its really hard to coach a team like BD. He had very few option. If anyone like to blame for failure, you have to blame BCB, not him. He had to prepare all players to be in international level and its not an easy task, specialy in BD where domestic cricket is very low standard. Good luck to Jamie and your familly(Two children were borned during last four years) .. you will be missed by millions of BD fan. I wish you will come back in future.

  • hyclass on April 14, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    The australian side that bowled in the last game was little more than australias 3rd choice bowling attack.In a best eleven,Johnston may not even get a game and he was the closest option.Zimbabwe is bankrupt,has no food,inflation that beggars belief and a 3 decade dictator in charge who has ripped the country and cricket there to pieces.NZ is badly undermanned and goes through inexplicable patches of form bracketed by long periods of failure.Ireland is hardly a measuring stick for any team.Only the England win does credit to this side and they were at the end of a long Ashes and World Cup tour combined and were clearly very jaded.Great players aspire to test themselves at all times against the highest standards of the day.Bangladesh would do well to use this as a yardstick.They clearly have potential and are impressive in their pursuit of youth and reasonable consistency.Courage alone will not suffice,but with intelligent persistance and mindful practice,the future looks promising.

  • jogidhankhar on April 14, 2011, 9:15 GMT

    mohammad asraful should be playing ,,he is the best talent that bangladesh has ever produced,...............

  • on April 14, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    Congrats & thanks to Jamie. He did improve and brought more technicality out of the batsman, team mentality & self belief. Gone are the days when exception was scoring 200 runs, and normality was scoring below 150. But now exceptions are the bad scores instead. Nevertheless, the change of coach may be positive as well if BCB selects a good coach. There are always better source available, so it is not at all negative in changing coach. Perhaps the new coach can take further from here as it will be fresh assignment for him, & also it will boost up a new challenge & confidence in the team environment. BCB should really act smart now, & kick out the president to introduce a cricketing personal.

  • CricEshwar on April 14, 2011, 7:51 GMT

    Though B'desh are not an exceptional class of Cricketers who are under-performing, they are not bad either. It's just that the public have way too much expectations on them seeing how well all their neighbours are doing and the players buckle under pressure more often than not. I guess B'desh's fear of losing is the major problem. Assignment of roles to players, a good physical and mental training process will do wonders for the team. They can take a leaf out of New Zealand who perform way better considering the pool size from where they can pick from. B'desh cannot be world beaters over night, but following above will put them in a much better position than they are today.

  • Baundele on April 14, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    JS might be a good coach for Australia; but he is not good for Bangladesh, like Buchanan was a failure for KKR. With a developing team like Bangladesh, you do not stick with the same 15 guys over a period of 8 years, shutting down the door for any new talent. Giving someone several matches to prove himself at the top level is not the same as giving a James Bond style license for 8 years. You can make a horse out of a foal; but not out of a donkey no matter how many years you stick with him. As a coach he completely failed to understand the ability of his players. He always takes undue credit; e.g., he is mentioning those 200+ scores as improvement; but he forgets the context of the score, the 210 was a pathetic no-try for the win. However, when we score 174 and still win, he remembers that we scored more than the opponents. I have never found him taking the responsibility for any bad performance. Wish him all the best and happy that he finally left Bangladesh.

  • Iftekharul_Hasan_Siam on April 14, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    We should keep Jamie as the batting coach of national team, or else batting coach of GP-BCB cricket academy, BKSP or any other development team. he himself wanted to stay in Bangladesh. So why don't we keep him in Bangladesh?

  • on April 14, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    Why get rid off Kapali??? He is a gem... And no Bangladeshi would believe cause no Bangladeshi knows cricket that well... He should play for a long time like ten years... Who should you "tigeroar " recommend??? Raqibul??? He is a nonsense batsman... He is worse than the bowlers...

  • on April 14, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    If there is no bad coach, why on earth Indians are thanking Gary Kristen, let alone bad mouthing Chappell? With the same team, why did India lose 2007 WC? Please keep in mind that Indian players are far older than any other country. Cricket is a game of patience and it takes time to build patience. Indians need to back off and let BCB decide what is good for us, Bangladesh. PERIOD.

  • Biggus on April 14, 2011, 5:03 GMT

    Well, I guess Bangladeshis feel that someone's head has to roll after the WC result and the coach is the easiest option but there are no magic solutions. The same work still remains to be done, nevertheless sometimes it's just time for a change and if the BCB are not satisfied enough with Siddons to renew his contract it's time to pack. Now here's an offer.......we Aussies will take him in exchange for our current incumbent. You just stick Jamie on a plane and we'll throw some bubble wrap around Tim, whack a 'fragile' sticker on the outside and send him parcel post. And just to sweeten the deal, this once only offer, we'll throw in our bowling coach as well....and our selectors! The whole package! Really! Well...I lied about the 'once only offer' bit. You can take these guys any time you like. We'll leave them out near the letter-box and you can pick them up next time you're driving past.

  • ShaheedKhan on April 14, 2011, 4:49 GMT

    Siddons..definitely u will be missed. Tigers have improved a lot during last wonderful four years. Hats off to u…fighting Aussie!!!

  • simpleadmin on April 14, 2011, 4:38 GMT

    @meety ,How would you tell that Rahim is best keeper in the world???He is talented,but still he has to go long way,,,,He needs to work a lot on his batting and keeping,,,Well tag of best keeper in world arguably goes to Dhoni and to an extent Sanga,,So dont give this tag to Rahim,,I can tell he is best keeper in Bangladesh,,,He is no match to dhoni,sanga,mccullum,haddin,taibu,devilliers,prior...

  • on April 14, 2011, 3:32 GMT

    Jammie rocks. Hats off to the best ever cricket coach for Bangladesh (with due respect to Greenidge and Burlow).The only problem with BD cricket is inconsistency which will remain for another generation then new players will get used to with challenging environment and will fight back with corouge and skill.Since the Atahar , bulbul, nannu's era has gone, we are already ahead of them regarding our performence.I believe we need to have faith on our cricketers.Lets hope we'll get another coach who can take us a step further

  • FAJLEMIAH on April 14, 2011, 2:57 GMT

    I THINK BANGLADESH IS MAKING A MISTAKE BY REMOVING HIM. HE DID LOTS OF GOOD THINGS FOR BANGLADESH. ITS SAD THAT HE HAS TO LIKE THIS. ITS MAKES THINGS UNSTABLE FOR BANGLADESHI PLAYERS, IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR THEM TO GET USED TO THE NEW COUCH. BEST OF LUCK BANGLADESH AND JAMIE SIDDONS

  • on April 14, 2011, 2:46 GMT

    There is nothing wrong with Siddons. But everything is wrong with Bangladesh cricket team. They are only good enough to win an odd match (not a test match by any means) against a major test playing nation. They have a very poor bowling attack, spinners who will do reasonably well only in home conditions and batsmen lacking in quality. After abut 10 years from admission to full member status they are still struggling. Look at test match statistics of leading players. They look very pathetic. Sri Lanka on the other hand recorded their first test win within 5 years and performed admirably in both local and foreign conditions except for few bad patches. Sri Lanka were good enough to play test cricket even 10-15 years before getting full test status. Bangladesh on the other hand got in following a ODI win in 1999 World Cup which is not at all a justification for giving test status.

  • on April 14, 2011, 2:10 GMT

    Thnx Jamie. Bangla people always love you. Dont think of our cricket board, they are as bad as they can be! But our people really loves you. You were a true leader of the team who showed the boys how to change their mind as well as to play positive cricket. Hats off to you.

  • Choudury on April 14, 2011, 2:02 GMT

    A shame BCB didn't realize the need for continuity. Bangladesh finally started looking like a test team under Siddons. He was undoubtedly a very effective and sincere coach. Best coach we had. I hope BCB has the sense to consider his credentials along with the new applicants. Maybe have him work on some other capacity. You will be remembered with respect and affection, Jamie. Best wishes!

  • on April 14, 2011, 1:51 GMT

    Get some help from the Champs next door.

  • tigeroar on April 14, 2011, 1:47 GMT

    get rid of kapali though...

  • xeeuzoon on April 14, 2011, 0:57 GMT

    Thank you Jamie for all your contributions to our National team. We definitely appreciate the character you brought to our team and hope we can bring along another coach who can give our players the wining belief that they need. We wish you all the best for your next venture. Thank you again Jamie.

  • on April 13, 2011, 23:53 GMT

    Siddons was a great coach. Bangladesh does not have patience to stay in the wicket how much the coach tells them. Look at Tamim Iqbal he is the best batsman in the side but just play his shots always freely and gets out. I think thinking has to change not players - Ashraful needs to be dropped forever his days are over. Bowling has to improve a lot.

  • Meety on April 13, 2011, 23:47 GMT

    I think he should of been kept for another year or so, but maybe the Bangas have somebody good lined up to replace him?

    The way I see it in Tests Tamim, Nafees, Siddique, Shakib & Mahmuddullah are the batsmen to build around - in ODIs add Kayes. Rahim is arguably the best Keeper in the world, just needs to add more with the bat. Bowling is the big concern. In Tests - Mortaza is a liability with injury, he is still their best pacer by a mile. Spin options are good with Razzaq, Mahmuddulllah & Shakib. I think the Bangas should bat 7 batsmen + Rahim (Shakib & Mahmuddullah can bowl as allrounders), pick 2 pacers & a spinner away from sub-continent, & consider only 1 pacer in Bangladesh. I'd like to see how Hom goes, & I'd like to see Farhad Reza given another go, before the ICL I thought Reza looked more complete then Shakib.

  • on April 13, 2011, 23:16 GMT

    It is sad that the couch always gets the blame for the team not meeting lofty expectations... Hope our next couch is just as good..

  • on April 13, 2011, 23:10 GMT

    Siddons will be missed. He led us to a better, brighter chapter of our cricket.

  • Saikat_Chakraborty on April 13, 2011, 23:07 GMT

    WE SHOULD STICK WITH THIS TEAM. JAHIRUL REPLACE RAKIBUL,THEN THIS 14 SHOULD ALWAYS PICKED.

  • wnwn on April 13, 2011, 20:42 GMT

    If they had given him 4 more years, Bangladesh might just have been a good team at the next world cup. I agree with most of what he says. Bringing back the likes of Bashar, Ashraful and Kapali would be a complete disaster because they are failures and always will be. I was surprised to see that Junaid Siddique and Jahurul Islam were not included for this series because they have enormous ability and should be persisted with. Obviously they need to find some good fast bowlers from somewhere and possibly a leg spinner but their batting is becoming more solid.

  • mendicant on April 13, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    Given Siddons wanted to stay, and his progress with the team, letting him go doesn't make a lot of sense. Bangladesh had undue expectations of advancing to the QF in the WC. Good luck to you, Jamie!

  • on April 13, 2011, 20:25 GMT

    Thnks Jamie. We will always miss you! thanks a lot.

  • on April 13, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    jamie plz join our under 19 team or as a Development Coach.We do need a professional coach like u.

  • on April 13, 2011, 20:15 GMT

    Jamie, we love you so much,so much,so much,so much, you did a lot for us. We will never forget you!never forget you! never forget you! never forget you! Long live JAMIE .

  • on April 13, 2011, 20:10 GMT

    A shame that Siddons is going.

    Hopefully you can lure someone like Darren Lehmann to the post.

  • on April 13, 2011, 19:55 GMT

    Thanks you Jamie Siddons for all your care and love. Good luck to you and your family

  • dulabhai on April 13, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Thank you Mr. Siddons. We may not have won many games in last 3-4 years but the team has matured because of you. We know what's right and what's wrong with our team. We know what to fix and how. The path has been set. Now, BCB needs to make sure we go forward from here on. Please make long term plans for improving infrastructure as the coach suggested. We need better cricket infrastrture at school, district, and national levels. We need more facilities. Most of all we need our govt. to make this a priority for the COUNTRY.

  • on April 13, 2011, 19:37 GMT

    I think BCB can retain him to coach under 19 team or as a Development Coach. We do need a professional coach not big names who can develop a competitive team for the next world cup. it took India more than 20 years to pick 11 world class player and I think with positive support from the board we can have a better team.

  • sarmin80 on April 13, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    Jamie, you did so much for BD cricket. We will never forget you. We wish well for you.

  • kryon on April 13, 2011, 19:27 GMT

    He has been the best batting coach for Bangladesh..we should kept him along till the next WC.

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    Well said Siddons, like a person who always takes the positives, out of every situations! The Best coach Bangladesh ever had; didn't give rise to any controversies, didn't lean over to India for a coaching job like his predecessor Whatmore did. Hope Bangladesh Cricket Board REALLY listens to Siddons' words and not begin the process of plucking out cricketers from the team.

  • bangladesh_ on April 13, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    They shouldn't have let Siddons go. There is a saying in Bangla "Nachte na janle uthan baka,", the selectors and the team management are slashing Siddons to hide their own incompetencies. It will take 2 more years for a new coach to get to know the team, and will result in worse performance and the dent to the morals of the team would take a long time to repair.

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Well said Siddons, like a person who always takes the positives, out of every situations! The Best coach Bangladesh ever had; didn't give rise to any controversies, didn't lean over to India for a coaching job like his predecessor Whatmore did. Hope Bangladesh Cricket Board REALLY listens to Siddons' words and not begin the process of plucking out cricketers from the team.

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Jamie, we love you so much, you did a lot for us. We will never forget you!! Long live JAMIE...................................

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    all we can sway-thanks jamie-

  • abhi_cricinfo on April 13, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    8 of the 11 guys who played in this match will be between 25 and 29 at next world cup. These team need good guidance , need to show some courage , avoid to play those silly shots and believe themselves . No wonder if they do a Sri Lanka at 2015 World Cup.

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    will miss u jamie......u were an integral part of the team

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  • on April 13, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    will miss u jamie......u were an integral part of the team

  • abhi_cricinfo on April 13, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    8 of the 11 guys who played in this match will be between 25 and 29 at next world cup. These team need good guidance , need to show some courage , avoid to play those silly shots and believe themselves . No wonder if they do a Sri Lanka at 2015 World Cup.

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    all we can sway-thanks jamie-

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Jamie, we love you so much, you did a lot for us. We will never forget you!! Long live JAMIE...................................

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Well said Siddons, like a person who always takes the positives, out of every situations! The Best coach Bangladesh ever had; didn't give rise to any controversies, didn't lean over to India for a coaching job like his predecessor Whatmore did. Hope Bangladesh Cricket Board REALLY listens to Siddons' words and not begin the process of plucking out cricketers from the team.

  • bangladesh_ on April 13, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    They shouldn't have let Siddons go. There is a saying in Bangla "Nachte na janle uthan baka,", the selectors and the team management are slashing Siddons to hide their own incompetencies. It will take 2 more years for a new coach to get to know the team, and will result in worse performance and the dent to the morals of the team would take a long time to repair.

  • on April 13, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    Well said Siddons, like a person who always takes the positives, out of every situations! The Best coach Bangladesh ever had; didn't give rise to any controversies, didn't lean over to India for a coaching job like his predecessor Whatmore did. Hope Bangladesh Cricket Board REALLY listens to Siddons' words and not begin the process of plucking out cricketers from the team.

  • kryon on April 13, 2011, 19:27 GMT

    He has been the best batting coach for Bangladesh..we should kept him along till the next WC.

  • sarmin80 on April 13, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    Jamie, you did so much for BD cricket. We will never forget you. We wish well for you.

  • on April 13, 2011, 19:37 GMT

    I think BCB can retain him to coach under 19 team or as a Development Coach. We do need a professional coach not big names who can develop a competitive team for the next world cup. it took India more than 20 years to pick 11 world class player and I think with positive support from the board we can have a better team.