Bangladesh are slated to play two Tests, starting September 28, in South Africa. Ahead of the series, Tigere Test bowler Kamrul Islam Rabbi claimed the pacers of the side will face expectation in South Africa as the pitches there suit pace bowling more.
“I think spinners had great expectation during the home series as they got help from the condition. Similarly pacers also face expectation when they tour New Zealand or South Africa as the pitches there suit pace bowling more,” Kamrul told the reporters on Saturday.
Kamrul, who toured South Africa twice with the Bangladesh A team, believes Bangladesh have plenty of pacers in their rank and that they will perform well in the upcoming tour.
“We have plenty of pace bowlers in the pipeline. Number of pace bowlers was less a few years ago but now the competition has raised. Now almost five-seven pacers are playing for the country in different formats,” he said.
He further added, “South Africa are a great team. There are lots of quality pacers in their team. But we are also a good bowling unit. Mustafizur [Rahman] picked up four wickets against Australia but there was not much help for the pacers. We the pacers are learning about how to get wickets, so whoever gets the chance, I believe our pacers will perform well in South Africa.”
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.