West Indies humbled Bangladesh within the first Take a look at at Antigua after a cushty seven-wicket win in a Take a look at that lasted a bit over three days. Bangladeshi batters as soon as once more got here underneath scrutiny for his or her underwhelming efficiency because it has change into a development of late. Bangladesh’s younger pacer Shoriful Islam shall be becoming a member of the squad forward of the second Take a look at and is happy in regards to the prospect of bowling with the Dukes ball.
Islam was dominated out of the house Take a look at collection in opposition to Sri Lanka after struggling a wrist harm throughout batting within the first Take a look at. The left-arm pacer was uncertain for the continuing West Indies collection as effectively. However after making a speedy restoration, the teen shall be rejoining the Bangladeshi squad forward of the second Take a look at at St. Lucia.
The 21-year-old was excited in regards to the alternative of bowling with the Dukes ball within the West Indies. The Dukes ball is completely utilized in Exams by England and West Indies. It assists the fast bowlers extra, predominantly with its raised seam.
“I’ve heard a variety of issues about Dukes balls however nonetheless haven’t touched it. When I’ll attain there hopefully I’ll get the possibility to take a look on the ball (Dukes), and I’m very excited. I used to be very eager to play the Take a look at in West Indies, and let’s see what occurs. I’m feeling effectively (after recovering from harm), and I really feel that I’m in a great state in the meanwhile,” Shoriful advised reporters on the BCB academy as quoted by Cricbuzz.
When Shakib says good issues about pacers, it solely conjures up us: Shoriful Islam
Though Bangladesh suffered one other harrowing Take a look at defeat, skipper Shakib Al Hasan was fairly vocal in regards to the type of his quick bowlers and praised them for his or her diligent effort in a shedding trigger within the first Take a look at. Islam has revealed that phrases of encouragement from a persona like Shakib encourage the bowlers to do higher in matches.
“Naturally when somebody like Shakib Bhai says the advantage of pacers it solely conjures up us. I’ve not performed there however what I’ve seen is that if the ball is pitched in the fitting space there is a bonus, and so I’ll attempt to keep the fitting line and size,” he added.