Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 06:40:06 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Walsh hopeful of Mustafizur regaining top form in Asia Cup

photo by

By Agency
10th-Sep-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Bangladesh pace bowling coach Courtney Walsh is hopeful of Mustafizur Rahman regaining top form in the upcoming Asia Cup, starting on September 15.
"He is coming on very good. He is not where he'd like to be. He did well in the West Indies when he joined us. If those injuries stay behind him, he will only get better,'' said Walsh.
''He has very special skills. We need to have him around to give us a chance to do well. I think he will always give you the edge. We are hoping he can reach his peak during the Asia Cup," he added.
Walsh also noted that he would focus more on improving the left-arm pacer's skill-set. "I don't think his workload needs to be managed. He is bowling pretty well. I would like to do more skill work with him. I haven't had a chance (to work with him) due to his injuries, but I am hoping during the Asia Cup, we can do some work. He is coming with some confidence. Hopefully he will get a lot fitter. He keeps getting slight injuries."
Walsh observed that the wickets in the UAE, in all likelihood, would be flat and they have to work hard as a group to succeed. "I don't think it will be perfect for pacers in the Asia Cup. I think the wickets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are normally pretty flat and docile.
"I don't think in one-day cricket, you get much cricket in conditions perfect for pace bowlers. Everybody wants runs being scored, and it is always a challenge for bowlers. Whenever the bowlers do well, we have to give them the credit because it is not easy to bowl on these good batting wickets."
According to Walsh, the confidence Bangladesh gained during the just-concluded limited overs leg of the Windies tour will give them a psychological boost going into the Asia Cup.
"I am very optimistic with Mashrafe leading the attack. He is a very experienced guy. I think the guys will give a very good account for themselves. The confidence that has been taken from both wins in the West Indies... I know a lot of people may have taken it lightly but to beat West Indies in ODIs and T20s in their backyard is a big achievement for Bangladesh cricket,'' he said
Walsh, who completed two years as the pace bowling coach of the set-up this week, regretted that the youngsters haven't been given enough time to be groomed.
"We haven't had a lot of Test matches, so to speak. But I think there has definitely been some progress. Unfortunately, we only get the chance to play four-day games when we are on tour. There are some good youngsters coming into the team. I am hoping that before my time is up, we can produce some fast bowlers. Unfortunately in the last tour of the West Indies, they didn't make as much of an impact as I would have liked.
"A lot of youngsters are coming through. If they don't get selected to play, you won't know what they are. It is one of the things we have to look at a little bit more. We can't be too afraid to give the youngsters a chance to express themselves a bit more. If they are kept waiting in the wings, they will never get a chance to play."
The legendary fast bowler also said the youngsters coming through the ranks have the hunger to succeed, but at the same time they need a good run in the side. "I don't think they lack the hunger. They haven't been given that opportunity to play consistently. It is where the difference might come from. Some of the youngsters we have... they need to get a good run. Not just one or two games and then get dropped. You can have good and bad matches.
"I have seen that as soon as you have a bad game, everyone wants you to be dropped. It is not going to help a youngster. All of us can have a bad game, and when that happens, you need to be given a chance to redeem yourself. It is a case of striking the right balance. Youngsters are keen and want to perform at the highest level. They just need to be given a chance," he reckoned.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

NZ records 4-run win in 1st Test against Pakistan


Pakistan succumbed to debutant spinner Ajaz Patel's five-wicket haul and lost the first Test against New Zealand by four runs on Monday.Needing 139 more runs with all 10 wickets in hand on the fourth day, Pakistan was bowled out for 171 with Patel taking 5-59 and Wagner claiming 2-27.Azhar Ali ...

Football »

Northern Ireland's Corry Evans (left) goes on to score against Austria during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Northern Ireland and Austria at Windsor Park in Belfast on Sunday.


International »

HK democracy leaders pleaded not guilty in Umbrella movement trial


AFP :Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners pleaded not guilty on Monday to public nuisance charges over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China.The pioneering trio are among nine activists all facing public nuisance charges ...

Editorial »

Four killed in Narsingdi: Who will take responsibility?


FOUR people were killed and 50 others injured in two separate clashes between two factions of locals in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi on Friday last. Of the dead Tofayel Rana -- an SSC examinee from Bashgari High School -- and three others Morom, Sohrab and Swapan were killed in gun ...

City »

Prime Minister's Security Affairs Adviser Major General (Retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed pose for a photo session with the participants of a seminar on ‘Maritime Good Governance towards Sustainable Development’ at Hotel Radisson Blu in the city on Monday.


Entertainment »

Mehazabien changes one`s life


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Mehazabien Chowdhury has already established herself in the field of acting that directors always want to keep in engage with works. If Mehazabien likes story and character she always tries to work. After Mizanur Rahman Aryan’s Boro Chhele, Mehazabien became more selective in the selection of story ...

City »

Bangladesh Army Chief Aziz Ahmed inspcting parade on occasion of endorsing regimental colour to Adhoc 11 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment (Machanised ) at CMP Center and School Parade Ground in Savar Cantonment yesterday.


Cricket »

BCB President Nazmul Hassan assumes rotating ACC Presidency


President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazmul Hassan Papon MP assumed the post of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President for a two- year term at its Annual General Meeting held in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Saturday.Nazmul Hassan Papon is the 3rd ACC President from Bangladesh following in the ...

Cricket »

England win second Test against Sri Lanka to seal series


AFP, Kandy :Jack Leach's first five-wicket haul clinched an overwhelming win for England in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday that sealed the series with a match to go.England needed just 30 minutes on the fifth day to take the final three wickets with Leach fittingly getting last ...

Editorial »

US-China trade war : An opportunity for BD to expand businesses and attract FDI


THE ongoing trade war between the US and China has created a better opportunity for Bangladesh, especially for garment sectors. The exporters have been receiving a greater number of work orders from both China and the US. The current trade war has opened an opportune moment for us (Bangladesh) as ...

International »

Sri Lankan President seeks talks to end power struggle


AFP, Colombo :Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister he sacked last month.The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when Sirisena deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe as premier and replaced him ...

International »

No ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi killing, say US


AFP, Washington  :The US government has not reached a final conclusion over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the State Department said Saturday following reports that the CIA had held the Saudi Crown Prince responsible."Recent reports indicating that the US government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate," State Department spokeswoman ...

Entertainment »

What Kriti Sanon is learning for her next movie?


Actress Kriti Sanon who has her hands filled currently with multiple projects has started taking Marathi lessons for her upcoming next. The actress who is currently shooting for Housefull 4 has already begun prep for her next, Panipat. As Kriti will be seen essaying the role of a Maratha queen ...

Entertainment »

IFFI to pay tributes to Sridevi, Shashi Kapoor and others


Actor Sridevi, who died unexpectedly earlier this year, will be posthumously honoured at the 49th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, died at the age of 55 due to accidental drowning in Dubai earlier this year. The actor ...

Campus Life »

DIU Chairman gets honorary doctorate


Campus Report :In recognition of his vision to digital transformation of society, skill management to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship in every youth, and social contribution to destitute children through Daffodil Institute of Social Sciences (DISS) in association with Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, India, the management of ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news