Ponting picks Bangladesh’s danger man
Recently, in an interview with cricket.com.au, the two times world cup winning captain breaks down exactly why he’s so dangerous to opposition teams. “My danger man for Bangladesh is Shakib Al Hasan,” Ponting told cricket.com.au on Sunday.
Shakib has been playing international for Bangladesh since 2006 and carries vast experience as an all-rounder. “He has been here for a long time. He scores in so different areas; he is very strong in the square of the wicket. He strokes very well in backward point and the third man region,” Ponting said.
According to Ponting, the slow left-arm orthodox spinner uses the arm more as considered to other finger bowlers. “Shakib’s cleverness comes out in his bowling. He has never been a big turner of the ball, left arm off spinner [ Shakib ], his change of pace in bowling is quite amazing and he looks to be attacking. He uses the arm ball a lot more than other spinners,” he added.
Ricky Ponting explained how Shakib is different from other bowlers.“He is different than other spinners right now, most spinners bowl in the pitch and don’t give any scoring opportunities. But he is the other way, he keeps you in the pitch for the first couple of balls, changes the pace and waits for the batsman to take him on,” he said.
“Shakib has been playing in the international cricket for a long time now, he also played in IPL and Big Bash league for a long time. His experience will come in handy for Bangladesh,” he concluded.