‘Australia were more consistent than us’ says Walsh

Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh during the toss.©Cricket Europe
Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh during the toss.©Cricket Europe

After winning the first Test in Dhaka, Bangladesh would consider it a great opportunity to claim a Test series win against mighty Australia at home. But things did not come in Bangladesh’s way ultimately, some heroics from Nathan Lyon diminished the home team’s effort with the bat in both innings of the match.

Bangladesh fast bowling coach Courtney Andrew Walsh, while talking with Indian Express said a little bit more consistency from the part of the Australian team restricted Tigers’ from taking a win in the last match.

“We played against them well in here [Dhaka] and in a close Test we came as winners. We went to Chittagong with our confidence high but I think the boys will be very disappointed in our performances,” Walsh said.

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“I think Australia have played really well and we know where it went wrong. You have to give them credit, Nathan Lyon bowled extremely well and David Warner hit back-to-back Test hundreds. I think it was the difference between the two teams as they were little bit consistent than us,” he said.

Now as the tour to South Africa is approaching, the concentration has shifted to pacers instead of spinners who reigned in the two match Test series.

“Seamers got to be more on the mark. So the work has to be done and that’s why I came up early to work with the bowlers and am trying hard to get everybody in shape,” Walsh said.

Courtney Walsh further said, “It’s going to be a testing and challenging time for us. It’s going to be a different surface and different testing conditions. We have improved tremendously. The experience that we have learnt will help as well in different conditions in South Africa.”