South Africa, kingdom of heaven for seamers: Rubel

Bangladesh Cricket team is in South Africa and now waiting for playing Test, ODI and T20I series against CSA national team. By this time they have played a practice match against CSA XI. Now the tigers are waiting for first test match of the series that is going to be started from 28th September. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পেসারদের নিয়ে আশাবাদী রুবেল]

Speedster Rubel Hossain is in the declared team but he was late to join due to immigration-related problems in South Africa. He joined them after the practice match. Heading to the first match tigers are passing a busy time in net. Rubel is also there for practice. He is trying to figure out the attitude of pitch and field condition there.

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Rubel said about the upcoming match, “You all know that in South Africa pace bowlers are always in an advantageous position. Wickets here are bouncy and balls get swing making the course unpredictable. South Africa is an idol place. I think if we the seamers can bowl according to our plan and place the balls onto the right place we can easily get success.”

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selectors have selected the squad consisting of five regular seamers keeping the field condition in head. The five pacers are Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Subashis Roy. To assist them there will be Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam as regular spinner.

The first match is going to be played from 28th instant in Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, The second and the last match will be on field from 6th October in Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein. After the test series they are supposed to play a three match’s ODI series and finally a T20I series of two matches.

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