BANGLADESH TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA
“Those who are playing the domestic league need to bowl long spells and that too for a considerable amount of time,” says Mortaza © Getty
Bangladesh One-Day International skipper Mashrafe Mortaza believes after their first Test loss to South Africa by means of 333 runs at Senwes Park, in spite of having performed on a somewhat simple wicket in comparison to those to be had across the nation, Bangladesh would possibly not have it simple in moment sport both owing to a bouncy wicket.
“From what I understand, Faf du Plessis (South African skipper) wants more bounce in the wicket,” Mashrafee mentioned on Tuesday (October three). “Naturally it will be more challenging,” he mentioned.
After the loss in the primary Test, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim criticized the bowlers, in particular, the quick bowlers for failing to bowl in the precise spaces. However, Mashrafe mentioned that the issue of bowling in Tests has been a worry for Bangladesh for a very long time and that it might no longer be solved in a single day.
“Bowling in Test cricket had always been a worry for us. In Tests you have to bowl long spells and get the breakthroughs as well. If you see our recent success against England and Australia it is the spinners who dictated terms. So it is impossible to change our bowling in the Test format within a night,” he mentioned, including that the bowlers who don’t seem to be in the nationwide set-up can get ready themselves for Tests by means of bowling lengthy spells in home cricket. “Those who are playing the domestic league need to bowl long spells and that too for a considerable amount of time,” mentioned Mashrafe. “It is not that because you have bowled well in a couple of matches you are ready for Tests, because it is not an easy place.”
Bangladesh don’t seem to be in a very easy position at the present time following their dismal second-innings bundling for 90. However, Mashrafe stated that every one isn’t misplaced for the guests who had fared rather smartly in the primary 4 days, handiest to accomplish badly at the closing day.
“I think we should give them credit for the way they played in the first four days,” he mentioned. “Our performance is certainly better than what we did earlier in South Africa. So you can take positives, and to be honest, a lot of teams with much better batting depth than ours struggle in South Africa. In cricket, a bad day can come, but that does not imply all your hard work is washed away,” he added.