Bangladesh feel lack of quality spinners in Tests
In the second Test, Mosaddek Hossain, who was pale with the bat, could not repay his confidence in bowling. Along with Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam, Bangladesh were well aware of the lack of another specialist spinner.
Khan Mutasim Billah LifeEditor
Bangladesh’s spin department consists of several off-spinners. The last time a leg-spinner played was seven years ago. It has been thought for so long that Bangladesh are rich in the spin department. However, the lack of off-spinners is also seen in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka.
In the second Test, Mosaddek Hossain, who was pale with the bat, could not repay his confidence in bowling. Along with Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam, Bangladesh were well aware of the lack of another specialist spinner. At the same time, the crisis of off-spinners in the Test team has also become clear.
The country's top spin coach Sohel Islam thinks that this crisis or deficit has given a good 'message' to Bangladesh.
“It simply came to our notice then. We should actually pay more attention to the pipeline. Some spinners should be ready for the red ball. We have to focus on this place and try not to get into this problem. We have to make someone ready always. And in terms of quality, it should be close. Let him go and adapt,”
Khaled Mahmud Sujon, team director of the national team, thinks that although there is an abundance of spinners in the country, there are no spinners to adapt to the international arena, and that is why this crisis has been created. Like Sohel Islam, he thinks domestic cricket performers need to be developed on a larger scale.
And for this, he sees the opportunity to play the role of the game development department in his field of work. Sujon said, “I couldn't find a good off-spinner after Miraz and Nayeem were injured. There is a lot to worry about. Bangladesh cricket is not only a national team, it is also a matter of development. Since I am the chairman of the game development committee, I also talked today – about how can we work here.”
Who will take the tenure of the team after Shakib and Taijul have stepped down? This has made Sujon think a lot. He added, “Shakib will retire one day. How long will Taijul play? Then who will be the left-arm spinner in the Test? Many are ready for ODIs, are they ready for the Test? That is why first-class cricket performance is important to us.”