Dropped catches are part of game: Taijul
Bangladesh have been pretty poor in fielding recently especially since the New Zealand tour last month. They have also missed several catches in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka. However, spinner Taijul Islam thinks dropped catches is part of the game.
On the second day, Taijul himself dropped a catch of Pathum Nissanka on the point region. The catch wasn’t too hard though. Taijul claims that fielding on points is not difficult for him. Najmul Hossain Shanto also missed couple of opportunity fielding at slip including the dropped catch of the centurion Dimuth Karunaratne.
“Usually in Test matches I field on points,” he said. “Depending on the situation, I always field on point or short gully. Dropped catches are part of game.”
“But the catch miss may have pushed our team a little backfoot at that time, if we could have caught that catch we would have been in a much better position. But it’s not like that I don’t field at the point region,” added Taijul.
Like first Test, Bangladesh fielded three pacers and two spinners in the second Test as well. Taijul praised all the bowlers especially pacer Taskin Ahmed. He said Taskin made bowling easier for the spinners by restricting Sri Lanka doing much runs.
“If you think about the overall aspect, everyone is bowling well, restricting runs. And Taskin has bowled very well, which has made it easier for our spinners to bowling tightly,” the spinner said.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka ended the second day of the second Test at 469/6 in 155.5 overs after bad light forced the early stumps at Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy.