Frustrating bowling from Bangladeshi bowlers
Bangladesh presently visit in South Africa for playing two Test matches, three ODIs and Two IT20s. Bangladesh have already lost the Test series and first ODI by 10 wickets that has already been a record. So, there is an adverse environment in Bangladesh dressing room. For the last few years, Bangladesh have been playing good cricket specially in short formats. In home series, Bangladesh are almost unbeatable team but in the contrast, the Tigers cannot cope with the batting or bowling of South Africa. Though it is a common fact for Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are to struggle in the outside of the subcontinent.
Tamim was not in the squad for still being unfit. Liton Das came to bat in the opening with Imrul Kayes. Mushfiqur Rahim’s 5th ODI century helped Bangladesh score 278 for 7 wickets. The target became so easy for Quinton de Kock 168* and Hashim Amla 110*. Bangladesh lost by 10 wickets for frustrating bowling from Bangladesh.
The bowling department of Bangladesh is now a concerning matter. Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud Sujon expressed to the media that he mostly sees only Mashrafe Mortaza toils hard in the net but the other bowlers do not toil much like Mashrafe. So, the question arises to the bowling coach Courtney Walsh. The Fizz is injured now. Shafiul Islam is named in the squad in place of the Fizz.
It has been learned that South Africa’s pacers specially practiced yorker deliveries for the first ODI. The commentators discussed about yorker deliveries of South Africa’s pacers during the match. Hence it is clear that South Africa had a unique plan for Bangladesh. So, what was the plan for Bangladeshi bowlers for South Africa’s batting line up? Here it may be the difference between South Africa and Bangladesh. Bangladesh will face against South Africa in the second ODI on Wednesday at Paarl.