Wednesday, March 22, 2023

‘Bowl patiently, await errors’ – Taskin’s mantra for quick bowlers in flat Chattogram

Taskin Ahmed reckons the Bangladesh bowlers must present endurance on what is predicted to be a flat batting floor at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, in Chattogram- the venue for the primary Take a look at in opposition to India.

The pitch curator, Praveen Hinganikar, has left a little bit of grass on all the centre surfaces two days out from the Take a look at, however because it was fairly evident within the third ODI on Saturday, the batters ought to take pleasure in their time right here. Quick bowlers can anticipate an extended toil, however Taskin believes the one approach ahead can be to bowl with self-discipline.

Taskin has been Bangladesh’s main quick bowler during the last two years however has had harm considerations in current occasions. He missed the primary two ODIs in opposition to India on account of a again harm, earlier than returning with figures of two for 89 from his 9 overs within the third outing as Ishan Kishan took the bowlers to the sword.

The bowling common for seamers at Chattogram in Assessments too is excessive, however Taskin believes it’s as much as the bowlers to make themselves “so skilful” in order to take away the kind of floor out of the equation.

“It is the identical in every single place: high of off [stump],” Taskin mentioned on the strains quick bowlers ought to goal in Chattogram. “If we attempt to pressure the problem, it will not work in our favour. We’ll leak runs. They’re good gamers, so we’ve got to get the brand new ball to swing a bit. Possibly get reverse swing with the previous ball. We’ve to attempt to break their endurance. We’ve to bowl patiently and wait for his or her errors. It will not be proper to say that we need to blow them away.

“Quick bowlers ideally need to bowl on inexperienced tops. Situations should not in our arms. We’ve obtained sluggish and flat tracks in South Africa and New Zealand. We’ve to make ourselves so skilful that we will bowl effectively on all forms of wickets. Nice bowlers are additionally getting five-fors on flat tracks. We’ve to give attention to our self-improvement slightly than [look at] circumstances.”

Taskin is not a certain starter for the primary Take a look at that will get underway on Wednesday. As he slowly works himself again to full health, he admits he is not solely certain whether or not his workload build-up is as much as the usual set by the crew administration.

“The crew administration is anxious about my workload build-up. I’ve simply returned from an harm, so I’m engaged on growing workload build-up, health and bowling load.

“If I can fulfil the load earlier than this recreation, they could consider taking part in me. If not, then I may not play this Take a look at. I is likely to be taking part in the second Take a look at in that case. I’ve spoken to them about it. I’m following my workload plan,” he mentioned.

“As a tempo bowling group, we’re hungry for enchancment. We’re all in it collectively. Work ethic has improved. That is all we’ve got in our arms.”

Taskin Ahmed

Whereas their ODI outfit is flourishing, Bangladesh have struggled within the Take a look at format, having gained only a solitary recreation this yr in eight makes an attempt. They’ve been on the shedding aspect six occasions with one Take a look at ending in a draw. They’re but to beat India in a Take a look at match, and Taskin feels Bangladesh’s first try might be to take the sport into the ultimate day, after which hope for a optimistic end.

“Chattogram is a batting paradise in Bangladesh. It has by no means been simple for quick bowlers right here. We’re enhancing however we’re but to get beneficial wickets. It’s normally a batting observe,” he mentioned.

“Take a look at cricket is all the time difficult. We’ve gained Assessments by taking it to the fifth day, so right here too, we’ve got to take the sport into the fifth day.”

Bangladesh are probably to enter the primary Take a look at with two quick bowlers, a mixture favoured by the crew administration at residence. Nonetheless, Taskin, Khaled Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain have proven sufficient proof that they’ll carry the bowling assault in most circumstances. Taskin believes that Bangladesh’s fast-bowling unit has proven enchancment in all three codecs, with the main focus being on higher work ethic and want.

“As a tempo bowling group, we’re hungry for enchancment. We’re all in it collectively. Work ethic has improved. That is all we’ve got in our arms. The administration is with us, so if our want stays, we will do higher,” he mentioned.

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