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Tiger’s pacers need to bowl in right areas- Sarowar





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|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladeshi fast bowlers need to bowl in right line and length to earn success against India as they don’t have any express bowlers in their disposal.

Fast bowlers have made the 2019 Cricket World their own dominating the chart of the top bowlers of the tournament while left arm-fast bowler Mitchel Starc leading the list with nineteen wickets by his name.

Bangladesh standing in front of a hard equation before facing India to go through the semi-finals and they need someone to come up with bowling majesty to carry Bangladesh through the knock-out stages considering the mighty batting line up of India.

‘’The main challenge will be that they are gonna face a strong Indian batting. If they cant get rid of Rohit Sharma early, he might play a big innings. And India will post a handsome total on the board. I don’t think our pace bowlers are bowling well, they are bowling badly I think.  I don’t think our pace bowlers are bowling according to line and length, ’Bangladesh first Test head coach Sorowar Imran told daily sun on Saturday.

‘’If we cant get early wickets against India, they will definitely score big.  We cant depend on Shakib all the time, pace bowlers must also come forward. So, its very important to take early wickets against India otherwise the match go in their favor.

‘’We don’t have any threat bowler in our pace attack, what India has. We don’t have one, so what we will have to do is that, we have to maintain our variation in line and length as we don’t have a straight bowler,’’ he said.

‘’We have to contain their run flow then they will try to play a risky shot and then there will be a chance of taking wickets.  But if we give two loose balls in every over and they score two boundaries in those, then they will feel no pressure. This thing is happening in every match,  it will be a challenge to control this,’’ he added.

Mustafizur Rahman who had been sensational during his debut series against India back in June, 2015, needs to be the man again in pace attack for the Tiger’s but question remains whether the left-arm-pacer can replicate something as magical again in such a crucial moment of his team.

Right-arm seamers looked more comfortable in picking up wickets in this World Cup but Starc and New Zealand pacer Trent Boult have been the men that put their team in driving seat throughout the campaign. And not to forget Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir who helped his team to still be alive in the race to qualify for the next stage after their early dissapoinments in the tournament.

Boult’s 9 wickets and 4.46 economy rate proved left arm pacers can be proved frugal even in English pitches while Mustafiz hold one more wicket than Boult but he is far behind than the Kiwi pacer with his 6.61 economy rate.

Pakistan’s Amir, the third highest wicket taker of the tournament (16) carrying 5.11 economy rate playing six matches while Starc has given on an on average of 5.37 per over.

Another left arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell has also been successful with 11 wickets betters

Mustafiz with his economy rate, 5.60, though his team’s batting disaster threw his all effort in vain.

So far in this World Cup, we haven’t seen Mustafiz and Saifuddin, both of whom picked 10 wickets apiece seemed to be doing the early damage for the opponents like he used to do before.

The Fizz looked very unlikely to pick the early wickets of the opponents unlike the left arm pacers mentioned above.

But a nineteen-year-old Mustafiz grabbed attention during India's tour of Bangladesh when he became the second bowler in ODI history after Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori to pick up two five-wicket hauls in his first two matches. In fact, he is the only bowler to take a total of 11 wickets in his first two games. In his 3rd ODI against India, he took 2 wickets and made history by taking 13 wickets in a 3-match ODI series.

The teen left arm debutant of Bangladesh who promised to blink in the sky of cricket for years with his performance back in 2015, needs to find him back again against the same rivals to keep the hope alive for the Tigers. Bangladesh will take on India in their do-or-die match at Edgbaston on June 2 and need to win the match as well as topple Pakistan in their following games if they want to  have a chance of sealing a berth in the World Cup semi-final.

Only once in their six matches in the ongoing World Cup -- in the match against New Zealand on June 5 -- have Bangladesh taken more than one wicket in the first 10 overs. Against India that could well be costly, especially if the likes of Rohit Sharma are allowed to settle in.

Sarowar believe bowling in partnership is required as Mashrafee is unable to pull the string like the past.

‘’Of course, partnership is important. In bowling, partnership will be needed. If one bowler bowls well but another is giving away runs then it will difficult to create pressure,’’ he said.

‘’Partnership is of course important but I must say, its not just for two overs, any bowler who comes into ball will have to maintain it,’’ he said.

‘’The thing is we don’t have any bowler now to bowl with the new ball. The service we were getting from Mashrafee we are not getting it now,’’ he concluded