Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal called for similar wickets to be presented in domestic cricket in order to get used to it as he expressed dissatisfaction over the difference in the wickets that Bangladesh have played their recent home Tests on and the ones the players play their trade on in domestic cricket. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ প্রথম শ্রেণীতেও ঢাকা টেস্টের উইকেট চান তামিম]
“My question is how many times do we play in these sorts of wicket?” an animated Tamim asked the pressmen at the post-day ceremony in Mirpur.
He added on the same, “In the domestic circuit we play in grass laden wicket while we play international cricket in this sort of wicket.”
Tamim, who scored 78 runs of attrition in Bangladesh’s second innings and helped set up a target of 265, also thinks theory must change as they play in grassy wickets abroad.
“This thinking has to change. We tour once in two years in places where we confront grassy wickets. I feel that if we want to play international matches in these surfaces, we should do the same in domestic cricket. So that those who are new will enter the side already habituated to the surface,” he said.
He further added, “And also for the spinners , it’s not as if a spinner will come on here and automatically start getting batsmen out. He has to have some experience of playing on such surfaces. At least one or two grounds should have these wickets so that it creates a habit.”
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com