Abu Jayed backs management’s decision of playing with single pacer

In the first inning of the Test of the two match Test series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the visiting side scored 236 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at stumps of day one at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Williams top-scored with 88 runs
Williams top-scored with 88 runs

Even the wicket of the newest Test venue of the country looked like carrying some assistance for the pacers, the home team, exhibiting the traditional reliance upon spinners, pocketed just a single fast bowler Abu Jayed Rahi, for the first Test.

At the end of the day, Rahi remained calm while facing the media, said it isn’t he who can answer the decision of being lonesome in the pace field for Bangladesh in this occasion.

”I am not the right person to say why we opted for one pace bowler because it was the decision of the team management,” said Abu Jayed.

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Therefore he said rectifying the decision of the management,

”Management understood that pace-bowling will not be good on this wicket. For the past few days, we had doubts regarding Sylhet’s wicket. In 2013-14, the wicket in Sylhet was bouncy.”

”We played with three pacers in the National [Cricket] League as well. Two pacers bowled a total of 14 overs. So, I think team management is doing what it thinks is good,” Jayed added.

”They need to lose just one wicket for their tail-enders to come. Our goal will be to take that wicket, then we can bundle them out within 320. This wicket will offer more turn with time. If we can get a lead, they won’t be able to score much in the second innings,” Jayed further said.

Jayed bowled 18 overs in the day, conceding 61 runs, he claimed the priced wicket of skipper Hamilton Masakadza.

Off the five wickets that fall in the day, Taijul Islam captured 2 while Mahmudullah Riyad and Nazmul Islam Apu took one wicket each.


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