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World Cup 2019

Condition no matter for Tigers!





Photo: Photo - BCB , Roton Gomes

|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh fast bowling coach Courtney Walsh looked little worried with how the Birmingham pitch will behave when they take on India on Tuesday.

He instead said that his side is equipped well to deal with in any kind of condition after finding their last two matches as ‘must-win’ game to reach the World Cup semifinal.

Walsh comment came in the wake of World pitches surprising behavior in the last week when most of the game turned out to be low-scoring affair. Some pitches offers bounce and swing for the pacers while some pitches proved to be conducive for spinners.

Bangladesh will play their game against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, which traditionally a slow wicket. But the India vs England match here was a run-fest, giving a thought that early prediction on wicket could back fire.

Therefore Walsh didn’t try to predict about wicket rather he kept his bowlers ready to deal with any kind of condition.

“We are just trying to get everybody ready; saying anybody could bowl with the new ball,” Walsh said.

“We have got three seamers playing now and Rubel [Hossain] played in one of the game before. So, any of those guys could bowl with the new ball because we’ve trying to get them ready for that. Obviously, if things are swinging and there is bit in the air, Saifuddin [Mohammad] gets a little bit more swing than probably Fizz [Mustafizur Rahman] in terms of swing. But Fizz still gets a bit of shape so and then, as you know Mashrafee [bin Murtaza] is always swinging it around. So, it’s a good option to have and it’s just, as I said the surface and on the day.”

“We have to assess what’s going to happen here in Birmingham. If the wicket’s going to turn than it’s best for us to have a spinner bowling earlier as well trying to get an early wicket,” he said.

“So, we’ll have a look at the game to see what the wicket has been like today [Sunday] in this game. But obviously with the new ball if there is going to be any swing or movement, we would want the seamers to use it as well. So, I think it’s on the day what the surface has to hold and how well we react on the day.”