Former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi who was only offered a short-term contract by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), gets his contract extended until September 2018 after Dhaka heroics and recommendation of the senior players.
Recently, Bangladesh have registered their first ever victory against Australia in Tests when they won the first match of the two-match Test series.
The spinners were the chief architects of the win, accounting for 19 wickets in the match. With the help of crucial performances from spinners, including left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan and young off-spinner Mehdi Hasan Miraz, left-arm Taijul Islam, Bangladesh made history.
Meanwhile, Joshi revealed he worked on the basics with the bowlers. He advised them to use their field well as it is an important part of spinner’s armoury.
“I worked on the basics and technical issues. I advised them on how to use the crease and explore various angles with the right field placements. Actually, field placements form an essential part of a spinner’s armoury and I am glad that Shakib and Mehdi were quick to understand my suggestions,” said Joshi as quoted by SportStarLive.com
Joshi’s next assignment will be against South Africa, where Bangladesh will travel for two Tests, three ODIs, and two T20I series.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.