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BCB pushing towards sporting wicket for World Cup

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CRICDOT DESK : The behavior of the wickets in the ODI series against the Afghans in Chittagong has created a lot of curiosity. There are bounces on the wickets, there are swings, there are also runs for the batsmen. Archie means sporting wicket. Thus, flat wickets can be seen in Chittagong, where spinners get some extra benefits. However, the advantage of the Afghan spin trio, the wicket that will not be made in this series, it was already understood. There was one more thing in the wicket making plan. Sporting wickets have been made in Chittagong thinking of the upcoming ODI World Cup to be held in India.

Usually the ball is not seen jumping so much on the pitch of Chittagong. But the wickets bounced well in the first two ODIs. Occasionally the ball was lowered, although the rate was very low. So the batsmen didn’t have much trouble getting runs. It is very possible to get big runs if you can be set on the wicket with a little patience and play straight with the bat. However, spinners are not getting much help from wickets. Mustafiz and Shariful got excellent bounce in the first hour of the first ODI.

Taskin could not control the ball at the beginning because of this bounce. In the next spell, when he throws the ball in the right place, he gets the wicket. With the help of the wicket, Fazal Haque Farooqi brought down the wicket of Bangladesh. In the second match, but the batsmen of Bangladesh did not make that mistake. Liton and Mushfiqur patiently set the wicket and then increased the speed of the run and the team’s score crossed three hundred.

Mehdi Hasan Miraj, the hero of the first match victory, hinted that such a sporting has been made with the World Cup in mind. If you go to play in big events like Asia Cup, World Cup confidence is very necessary. Since we have the ODI World Cup in front of us in India. But there you have to make 300 runs (batting first), you have to chase 300 runs again. Since there are good wickets in ICC events, runs are more. Good wicket here too. If we can adapt to good wickets from now on, it will be good for World Cup or big event. In the 2019 World Cup, we have scored more than 300 runs.

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Miraj also thinks that this series has been good for them as they are on sporting wickets. Those of us who are batsmen are all good. If we can give a big run target, it will be difficult for the opponent. So I think the wickets (in this series) were good. It was a little challenging for the bowlers and for the batsmen. We have succeeded in the plan because our batting line is good. To be successful in such a wicket, you need to adapt.

And the ‘mindset’ is important to adapt to this. Looking for the cause of the collapse of Bangladesh’s top order in the first ODI, head coach Russell Domingo said, Here the ball bounces occasionally as well as nice bounces. There is a possibility of LB if he does not play with the bat because he has become low. So you have to be patient in such wickets and then you have to play shots. ‘ Which means the BCB has come down with a long-term plan for the next World Cup.

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