Mushfiqur Rahim to capitalize on India’s weak bowling – Cricket News Update
After being beaten to the core at the hands of Aussies, Indian cricket team managed to put their act together for a commendable kick start to the Asia Cup. While building on their traditional bating acumen, the reigning world champions beat one of the strong
contenders of the series with a huge margin. But as far as the bowling was concerned, it clearly seemed suffering, with fast bowling at its worst.
Hitting the field with a squad comprised of Vinay Kumar, Irfan Pathan and Praveen Kumar, India was bereft of the muscle to push the Sri Lankan batsmen towards a defensive line. And had it not been the mounting total to defend, faced with ever aggressive
Lankan batsmen, team India could have easily been into troubling waters.
Despite putting a huge total on the board, the Indian pacers couldn’t exhibit the confidence that could have otherwise confined the blue shirts well below two hundred under such rough conditions. While Praveen seemed not fully recovered from the rib injury,
Irfan looked like losing control over the ball whereas Vinay had never been the kind of stuff that would give a shivering to the batsmen on the pitch.
Keeping a close eye on Indian team’s performance throughout the tournament, Mushfiqur Rahim – Bangladesh’s captain, wouldn’t be unbeknown to the point where Indian weakness lies. And he is so confident to build on this leverage that he didn’t mind sharing
his thoughts with regard to facing India in the next combat today (Friday, March 16, 2012).
Talking to journalists, Mushfiqur said, “Their bowling attack seems less stronger than Pakistan’s or Sri Lanka’s, that’s what I feel personally. This is what is giving us confidence against India.”
Mushfiqur’s statement has come at a time when India’s new bowling coach, Joe Dawes has just taken charge.
While Dawes ponders on to sit with his squad to improve the bowling, Mushfiqur, along with his boys will have to work and plan on how to contain the Indian batting line. Apparently this isn’t that difficult as they have already depicted how well they can
take advantage of the familiar conditions.
Talking of how they were seeing this big match, Mushfiqur said, “It is quite difficult to bowl against their batting line-up. But at the same time, a good ball is enough for a batsman if it’s his bad day. If we can capitalize on it and make them commit mistakes
by bowling to their weakness, it would work.”