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8 November, 2018 01:50:02 AM


Bangladesh lack temperament to play Test, thinks Jalal

He deplores team management for fielding one pacer
Sports Reporter, Dhaka
Bangladesh lack temperament
to play Test, thinks Jalal

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and its publication committee chairman Jalal Younus blamed players for their lacking of temperament in Test and mindset behind the shocking loss of the opening Test against Zimbabwe in Sylhet.

Jalal also blames them for their excessive paddle sweep and sweep shots what are not needed to play in this longer version match.

“I don’t see any lacking rather they had problem in their mindset. Preparation was good,” said Jalal Younus.

“May be we had no Shakib and Tamim but we did well in one-day without them.

Why we couldn’t do it in Test. That’s meant temperament was not right. We had no mindset to play Test,” Jalal told The Independent at his office of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

“What mindset is needed to play Test what was absent in every player. They played access shots what was not needed to play,” he added.

Citing the example of Indian Test squad especially captain Virat Kohli’s Test temperament who would score 50 runs playing 150 balls, BCB director said that they are capable to do it for this they have to change their mentality.

The fourth day was going on. We have to play till the fifth day. Look at Indian Test team, where Murali Vijay, Pujara and even Virat Kohli, who would score 50 runs from 150 balls. That’s meant we have enough time. We have to play being set,” the former fast-bowler said.

“Our players are telling after doing wrong that they will amend it in the next match and it’s not right what they did. Already damage has been done. It can’t be happened. It’s known that we are stronger side than Zimbabwe,” he also said.

“They don’t play for so many days. They have problems in their board. Even they had problem in solvency. But they play heart and soul. They played in Test temperament though they scored comparatively lesser. They are trying what is obvious to see their body language that they were well-prepared to play fifth-day game,” he added.

“I don’t see any of our batsmen that they have played a longer innings. There is a huge lack what still remains. That’s not meant that they don’t do it. But they all are capable. They have to do it only changing their mentality in Test. It’ll not be changed by giving hundred coaches to them if they don’t change their mindset,” he noted.

“Learning process is over. We should have played as an experienced team. By saying it’s not possible to play on wickets. You have to play what condition is given to you. The condition what was in Sylhet that was not unplayable condition? It’s not that type of wicket.”

“We could chase in second innings in Sylhet if we could build a 50-run partnership. We almost scored 25 percent runs. We could be come out from it if we could build a couple of partnerships, in that case, the remaining runs would be possible. 302 or 310 was not a big matter to chase on this wicket.”

“But I think, they didn’t play with that type of mentality. We lost the match before one and half-a-days. We had enough time in hand. You need not to play paddle sweep and sweep shots so many. Why we play this type of shot one after another. They got down playing round the day. But it has not been seen any of them. They could not do their proper application. It will be fruitless if we give them the world best coach.”

When asked about playing one fast-bowler in Test match, Jalal said that they should have played two pacers on Sylhet condition.

“We should have played two pacers on this condition. It’s a revolution. If we can’t keep faith in our fast-bowlers then why we keep a bowling coach. Taijul got 11 wickets. For this, I don’t think, it has been right to ignore fast bowler. There is no way to ignore fast-bowler,” he said.  

“We should have kept minimum two fast-bowlers. Rubel Hossain was bowling well. We had some bowlers who really bowled well. They will be frustrated and will lose their rhythm. If we become so dependent on spinners, then we need not so many fast bowlers,” he also said. Jalal raised the question if they could not put their faith on fast-bowlers then why they keep their fast-bowling coach Courtney Walsh and why they spend so much money behind coach for the fast bowlers.

“We’ve nothing to think. It’s time to work and action. We will give our proof. We are giving so many quality coaching staffs. Now it’s slated to give our result,” he responded to another question.



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