Preparing bouncy tracks at home alone can’t improve Bangladeshi batsmen’s ability to play in seaming conditions as the local pacers lacked in calibre to make such conditions count, claimed batsman Mohammad Mithun after Bangladesh’s successive innings defeat at the hands of New Zealand.
‘Only preparing such wicket won’t be enough. We also need bowlers like that,’ Mithun told reporters on Wednesday.
Both Bangladesh’s bowlers and batsmen had had a horrid time in the Test series so far, failing to put up any real fight against the hosts.
Bangladeshi batters like Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar hit hundreds in the first Test to display some fight back, but in the second Test none of the batsman stepped up to the Kiwi pacers.
Bangladeshi batsmen failed withstand the lethal Kiwi pace attack, giving all 40 wickets in the two Tests to pacers, but the Bangladeshi pacers on the same track only managed to claim seven wickets in two matches.
Mithun felt that the inexperience of the pacers added to their inability and claimed that the bowlers needed to play more Tests to improve.
‘Experience is also very important in Test cricket. We don’t bowlers who have played a lot of matches,’ said 28-year old.
‘They have become this good from playing a lot. If we get the chance to play matches, if we can play more international cricket, then one day even our bowling will become very good,’ he added.
Mithun, who fell victim to Neil Wagner’s hostile bowling in both innings of the second Test, implied that the visitors’ lack of time for preparation in New Zealand conditions also made things more difficult for the batsmen.
‘We didn’t have enough time to acclimatise to the conditions. They way they attacked us, the type of deliveries they bowled … if it hadn’t caused problems the result wouldn’t be like this,’ he said.
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