We are not very good at spin except for one or two cricketers: Mominul
Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam did not get that way in Port Elizabeth where the Maharaj and Harmer were getting bounce and turn.
Khan Mutasim Billah LifeEditor
In the Port Elizabeth Test, the batsmen of Bangladesh surrendered miserably against two South African spinners - Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer. But as a subcontinent team, Bangladesh are habituated to the spin. But Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque states the difference between the two country’s spinners.
Muminul's simple confession. All the batsmen have not been able to catch the spin yet.
"Everyone already knows that we are not very good at spin except for one or two cricketers. It may sound bad but that's what I think. We don't understand which way to play the spin. We need to improve in these areas,”
Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam did not get that way in Port Elizabeth where the Maharaj and Harmer were getting bounce and turn. Mominul thinks the difference between the spinners of the two teams is side-spin and over-spin. Mominul confirmed that Bangladesh batsmen could not able to catch the bowling because of the overspin.
"Look, there are many differences between the wickets of our country and the wickets here. There is a saying that those who bowl on subcontinental wickets have side-spin. That side-spin is very useful in our country. In these places side-spin does not work much, over-spin is very useful,” Mominul added.
"Our country's bowlers do side-spin because of the condition (the country's wicket). To over-spin, the technique has to change a lot, which is not possible in a day or two. However, the previous technique is damaged if they bowl over-spin. Maybe that's why they can't (batters).”
Maharaj and Harmer took all ten wickets in the second innings. Like Durban, Maharaj again took 7 wickets in Port Elizabeth. In comparison, Bangladesh spinners took 12 wickets in two innings while Harmer and Maharaj took 15 wickets.