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Old tricks pave new high for Taijul Islam
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taizul Islam bagged 7 wickets on the third day of the ongoing Chattogram Test against Pakistan. Photo: Masumul Islam

Old tricks pave new high for Taijul Islam

It’s better late than never.Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam must be relieved that he’s finally bowling to his strengths.It wasn’t long ago that he decided to tweak his action in order to become an all-format bowler. Daniel Vettori, who was in-charge of Bangladesh's spin unit earlier, believed that adding topspin will help Taijul earn success in white-ball cricket, and so the spinner started bowling with a more side-on action and used a higher non-bowling arm. While the changes fetched him an all-format contract, it cost Taijul a bit in the longer format. He looked far less impactful without the arm ball.After a long discussion with his coach Sohel Islam, who is acting as the interim spin coach in the ongoing two-match Test series against Pakistan, Taijul decided to return to his old bowling action ahead of the home series against West Indies in February, reports agency.“There’s a lot of talk regarding his change of action but what I feel is that he was brave enough to take a chance. I always like cricketers with such a mindset because unless you are brave enough to take chances you won't go far,” said Sohel.“The old action was there with him and so he just tried to see whether the new action brings something for him or not, and it just didn't work but that hardly is a big issue. Now he is bowling in a good rhythm and the best part is that he has held onto his patience. We have been working for a couple of months on how to bowl on flat wickets where variations and flight are important and he just executed the pla...

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