Courtney Walsh’s advice to the Pacers
This was a big doubt ahead of the New Zealand series that what will be the performance of Bangladesh Cricket team pacers in the tour. [Read in Bangla: পেসারদের কোর্টনি ওয়ালশের উপদেশ]
But at the end of the series it can be said that the pacers were very successful during the tour. Major Credit for this should be given to Courtney Walsh the Bowling coach of Bangladesh.
There was very little scope for the pacers to shine during the home series against the England Cricket team. Therefore many also said that the New Zealand tour is going to be the first real assignment of the West Indian.
He can be please the way his bowlers have bowled throughout the series. The aggression of the young pace trio Kamrul-Taskin-Subashis has been the biggest discover after the series.
Pacer Kamrul Islam Rabbi said to the media how he was helped by Walsh, “Walsh told me to bowl maiden overs. He also told me to bowl aggressively. I just tried according to this. He is also a very good human as well.”
Other pacers also thanked the West Indian. Young Subasish Roy also said, “Walsh have played in those conditions very often. He got five wickets hauls as well. He shared those experience with us, that really helped us during the series.”
Subasish Roy was very true, Courtney Walsh got his career best figure there in New Zealand. That is why there would not have been anyone better to share the past experience to the young Tigers.
The record wicket-taker for the West Indies in Tests with 519 scalps to his name, Walsh has performed a variety of roles since retiring from international cricket in 2001 including coaching and talent spotting work, especially with fast bowlers and mentoring teams.
He has managed the West Indies Under 19 side, had been a bowling consultant for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League, was a part of the coaching team for the ICC Americas Cricket Combine and more recently, a selector of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
The former West Indies captain, has signed on as Bangladesh’s bowling coach until the 2019 ICC World Cup.
- Maksudul HAQUE, correspondent, bdcrictime.com