Shoriful working on wrist position under Donald
CRICDOT DESK : Two years ago, the under-19 team brought the World Cup title to Bangladesh from South Africa. Shariful Islam, one of the members of that team, is now on a tour of South Africa with the national team. Young pacer Shariful is feeling great after going to that country which made history after two years. At the same time, the closeness of the newly appointed pace bowling coach Alan Donald has overwhelmed him.
Shariful became a regular member of the national team two years after winning the World Cup. After Mustafiz, he is seen as a potential fast bowler of the future. Shariful said in a video message sent by the BCB about his feelings after coming to South Africa, ‘Of course I feel good. When I heard that we have a series in South Africa, I thought we had won a World Cup there. Looked very good. No under-19 team has done this before. ‘
Shariful is more than happy to be the paradise for South African wicket pacers. However, the pacer also warned, ‘It feels good to practice here. Here the pace bowlers carry the ball. In South Africa, pace bowlers always get extra benefits. So it feels good to practice here. There was grass on the wicket. … but if there is no discipline, the extra run will go away. We will try to force the ball in the normal basic plan. Let’s see what happens to the rest. ‘
South African pace legend Alan Donald is now the bowling coach of the Sharifuls. Speaking to the legendary pacer, Shariful said, “Yes, I talked to him during breakfast. She recognized me. When he came to the field to practice, he made me work with the wrist position. Tried. Maybe in a few days it will be all right. I hope I can take something good from him. ‘
Bangladesh has not won a single match on South African soil in any format. But now the situation has changed. Bangladesh ODI team is very strong now. Recently won the series against Afghanistan. So this time Shariful is expecting something different, ‘Of course I am confident about the team. There are many experienced cricketers in the team. The team is doing well in all aspects of batting-bowling-fielding. If we can play well as a team, we can take something good from here. ‘