POST TIME: 26 February, 2020 11:49:35 PM
Vettori heaps praise on spinners
He thinks spinners can take Bangladesh to a new height

Vettori heaps praise on spinners

Bangladesh spin bowling consultant Daniel Vettori (L) conducts a training session with Aminul Islam Biplob (C) and Hasan Murad at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital yesterday. BCB Photo

Spin-bowling consultant Daniel Vettori said the spinners in Bangladesh, who have gone through a process from age groups to national team, are all skilled and talented.

Citing the names of spinners likes of Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraj, Vettori believes that they have all every capability to take their game in the next level.

“They are young spinners. They have the chance to improve their bowling,” said Daniel Vettori.

“Spinners don’t mature till they are a lot lighter. There are not many spinners who can do what Nayeem done. He has done it at such a young age. You know Taijul is pretty old, Miraj is young as well, so I think these guys are really talented spinners and they can always get better,” Vettori told media at the indoor of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur after holding his first day special spin-bowling training session yesterday.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has formed a nine-spinner squad with the blend of the national, HP and U-19 Team’s spinners for a two-day-long spin bowling camp, conducted by Daniel Vettori.

Nazmul Islam Apu (NT), Amin Islam Biplob (NT), Tanvir Islam (HP) and Hasan Murad (U-19) attended the opening day session, while Sunzamul Islam, Saqlain Sajib, Rakibul Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Minhajul Abedin Afridi are likely to be present on the second day.

The New Zealand-born consultant shared his experience with the young spinners including the World Cup winning U-19 spin and gave them tips to develop their games further.

Vettori tipped the young spinners in Bangladesh as potential, saying that his role is to help out not only the international players but also the young developing guys.

“I think it’s just about getting fuel for the young Bangladeshi spinners coming through. Getting to meet them, also have seen few of them on TV, coming through the U-19s,” said Daniel Vettori.

“My role in here is to help out not only the international player but also the young developing guys,” Vettori added.

After meeting with the players, Vettori however looked happy as he found that these cricketers are potential enough and could take Bangladesh cricket to a new height.

“And the messages are very similar and the bowlers are very similar and they are very skilled. And that's the very hardly pleasing things, I mean they are on the skill level like this guys have, if you look at the likes of Nayeem couple of years ago he was a player of U-19's it's good to see how quickly he developed and how skillful he is, so I'm pretty lucky that i get to work with such good bowlers,” he said.

“Actually not a huge amount to change around is just giving them some experience, just giving them some understanding of how they can be a little bit better. Majority of them have good knowledge of what they have to perform,” he also said.

He showered of praises on Hasan Murad and Tanvir Islam but insisted that they all needed to work hard in their games.

“They (Hasan Murad & Tanvir Islam) bowled really well. I think bowling in the net is different than the game. Getting the chance to work with them here then seeing them in the game is the most important thing and that’s the thing I enjoyed with the likes like Taijul, Nayeem and Miraj and that they can do some stuff here and see if they can implement that on the field. I think for the moment it’s just getting to know them, getting to know their skills and strength,” he said.

The veteran spin all-rounder said he doesn’t believe that he should bring up massive change to their bowling style rather he wants them to continue the process to become a little bit better for the time being.

“There is nothing to bring a huge amount of changes in their bowling style. I’m just giving them some understanding of how they can be a little bit better. Majority of them have good knowledge that they have to perform,” the former left-arm spinner mentioned.