Joshi eager to work with Bangladeshi spinners

Sunil Joshi, after being appointed as the spin coach of Bangladesh national team ahead of the series against Australia, revealed his excitement upon the new venture to work with young Bangladeshi bowlers. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশ নিয়ে রোমাঞ্চিত জোশি]

Primarily Joshi has been taken for 20 days but Bangladesh Cricket Board authorities is thinking to extend his terms once the series would over against the Aussies.

In an interview with Wisden India, Joshi said, “I’m really excited; it’s a big opportunity for me. I’m eager to work with Bangladeshi spinners. I’ve closely observed Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain. I’ve also noticed Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam.”

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“I’ll receive at least four to five sessions before the first Test in which I want to be introduced with them. I’ll make them accustomed with my work in this period. It will be really important to make good communication with them,” Joshi said.

The former Indian star believes Bangladesh could shine in spin department soon if the talents will be nurtured properly.

“I’ve seen immense potential in spin bowling here; they have a number of quality spinners. I’ll try to enhance their capability according to my ability,” he said.

Sunil Joshi played 15 Test matches and 69 one day international matches for India in the time span of 1996 to 2001.

The 47 year old bagged 39 Test wickets and 69 ODI wickets in his international career.

After his retirement from first class cricket in 2012, Joshi worked as the coach of Jammu and Kashmir.

He also worked as the head coach of Oman national team till 2016 World cup.