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Master Herath preparing his spin unit for World Cup

Published : 31 May 2023 07:49 PM

Bangladesh spin bowling coach Rangana Herath explained that the spin session that ran with the national team camp's players was to practice different variants and strategies.

Herath stressed on the variations to help the spinners, who are also from the HP team, as the bowlers won't get their desired wicket in the biggest stage like World Cup.

"I always think that when the condition is tough for the spinners, there will be challenge. That's why we are going to be prepared before we go to the World Cup. This is part of the preparation. We worked on variation and tactic. If you don't get assistance from the pitch, this is the thing we need to apply," Herath said here today as Bangladesh players continued their practice session for the series against Afghanistan at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. "There are many variations like creating some angles, bowling over the wicket, round the wicket, pace variation. If you name it like cross seam, carrom ball. We are working on them. We need to do these things very often."

Herath wants the spinners to use those variations at the domestic cricket and enhance the skill as he would like to see. "These guys are keen to learn. I am so happy. Once they go back to their club or team, they will continue these works," he said.

Bangladesh got some leg spinner of late but none of them could cement their place. The Tigers are now trying with Rishad Hossain, who Herath thinks could be a good weapon.

"Rishad played the last game against Ireland. There's another wrist spinner and Biplob is there. Those are the resources we have at the moment. We are trying to find best out of them. They will get more confidence with opportunities," he said.

At the same time, Herath wants batters like Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid be ready to bowl some overs regularly in a bid to create more bowling options. "If the batters can bowl a few overs, like Shanto, it gives you more options for the bowling side. When you have more options, you have the right combination. I always like to see Hridoy, Shanto get involved with bowling," he added.