West Indies wickets usually assist less spin. There the spinners have to be patient and keep the line-length right. The recently-concluded Sri Lanka series was not a good one for the Bangladesh bowlers. Especially the spinners could not take advantage of the wickets of Chattogram and Dhaka. The Tigers ‘spin bowling coach Rangana Herath said the spinners’ experience from the series should be put to good use in the West Indies tour.
West Indies wickets usually assist less spin. There the spinners have to be patient and keep the line-length right. Herath, who is taking a leave of absence from the tour due to personal reasons, said the tactics of spin bowling in the West Indies.
He said, “Nayeem took 6 wickets in the first match of the Sri Lanka series, Taijul bowled well and Shakib took 5 wickets in the second Test. The partnership is important here. We have to understand that not every bowler can take wickets every day.”
“In this case, if you don’t get a wicket, you have to bowl in pairs – how to create pressure, do maiden over. Here we have room for improvement. I hope the boys will learn from here and apply this lesson in the West Indies tour.”
Of course, not just the West Indies, Herath thinks Test spinners should be patient and calm when it comes to bowling at any venue in the world. He added, “We play in Bangladesh and West Indies, everyone has to keep in mind that they have a role, they have a responsibility. No matter where you play, you have to understand what responsibility is. There may be grass, there may be flat tracks and there may be some help for spinners. You have to find a place for your strength and play accordingly.”