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Jamie Siddons on hard line about cricketers mentality

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CRICDOT DESK : Jamie Siddons’ strong message to cricketers. The next two weeks will be a game of white ball. The issue of winning the ODI series against South Africa has to be removed from the head. Siddons gave some great advice to the batsmen in the team meeting yesterday. It is believed that if we can use that, it is possible to do well in the Test series against the Proteas.

The important message of Siddons for the believers is, ‘None of you will go near the ball. Let the ball come. Get in the habit of dropping the ball. ‘ He says to make it a habit for batsmen to drop the ball in Tests.

The batsmen showed great patience in the Mount Manganui Test in New Zealand. Liton Kumar Dasra showed skill without opening the ball from the opening to the tail end. That is why it is possible to score big in the first innings. Bangladesh won the match with the lead because the bowlers did well.

The batting coach says to play with the same strategy against South Africa. According to him, ‘there are more bounces here than in Dhaka or Chittagong. So we have to deal with the ball in that way and prepare to release the ball outside the off stump. It will be a test match, a red ball game, different from those who played white ball in the previous series. ‘

While Tamim Iqbal was busy playing ODI series under Russell Domingo, Jamie was with the Test cricketers in Cape Town. “There was Gary Carsten in the Cape Town camp, there was Ryan Cook,” he said. Muminul and Sadman worked with them. In the last 10 days we have practiced well, worked hard. Hopefully, Mominul and Sadman will do very well in the Test match.

Despite the uninterrupted practice in Cape Town, the Bangladesh team was caught in the rain in Durban. Media Manager Rabid Imam said that the host board has given the opportunity to practice in the main field from today as they could not use the alternative field.

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