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Domingo laments lack of quality pacers

  • Published at 09:09 pm November 15th, 2019
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Bangladesh players during day two of their first Test against India in Indore Friday AFP

India milked the Tigers bowlers all over the park as they amassed a staggering 407 on the second day

Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo lamented the lack of quality pacers as India find themselves in a dominant position after the second day of the first Test match at Holkar Stadium Friday.

India lead by a whopping 343 runs heading into the third day’s play as the Tigers bowlers encountered a long day in the field.

Four of the five Bangladesh bowlers leaked more than 100 runs and Domingo said they need more pacemen of quality if they are to put up a stronger resistance against the established Test teams on a consistent basis.

India milked the Tigers bowlers all over the park as they amassed a staggering 407 on the second day.

“The structure of the team needs to change. It is very hard to play with two seamers. We definitely need to find a third bowling seamer who can bat. There’s Saifuddin but he is struggling with injuries. But the structure of the team needs attention. I think a lot of teams that play against Bangladesh will prepare good wickets, which won’t spin much. We need to find a seamer who can do a No 7 or 8 job for us with the bat,” the 45-year old South African told the media in the post-day press conference.

“To win Tests, you need a bowling unit. For Bangladesh to do well in away Tests, you need up to six bowlers. India, Australia, England and South Africa have done well because they can pick a group of five or six fast bowlers under any conditions, home and away.

“Bangladesh’s strength is obviously been spin bowling at home but it is something that we need to develop in our game. We need to provide opportunities for fast bowlers with pitches where they can become a factor in the game, and bowl 18-20 overs a day. I think the wickets in Bangladesh at the moment don’t allow them to do this. They bowl six or seven overs in a four-day game,” he added.

Right-arm seamer Abu Jayed was the only bright spot for Bangladesh in a frustrating day as the Sylheti lad bagged four wickets, and also took an impressive catch in the deep diving to his right.

Domingo heaped praise on the 26-year old and said he will have a big role to play for the Tigers in the upcoming days.

“We think he is a really good Test bowler. He has consistent lines and lengths. He bowled really well in this game. I have read a few articles where it was written that he hasn’t picked up wickets in the domestic system, but we think he is one of our leading Test bowlers, and he will have a big role. He is definitely a guy we need to back,” said Domingo.

1ST TEST, DAY 2

BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS    R    B    

Shadman c Saha b Ishant    6    24

Imrul c Rahane b Yadav        6    18

Mominul b Ashwin        37    80

Mithun lbw b Shami        13    36

Mushfiq b Shami        43    105

Mahmudullah b Ashwin        10    30

Liton c Kohli b Ishant        21    31

Miraz lbw b Shami         0    1

Taijul run out (Jadeja/Saha)    1    7

Jayed not out            7    14

Ebadat b Yadav            2    5

Extras (lb3, w1)            4

Total (58.3 overs)        150

Fall Of Wickets

1-12 (Imrul), 2-12 (Shadman), 3-31 (Mithun), 4-99 (Mominul), 5-115 (Mahmudullah), 6-140 (Mushfiq), 7-140 (Miraz), 8-140 (Liton), 9-148 (Taijul), 10-150 (Ebadat)

Bowling: Ishant 12-6-20-2, Yadav 14.3-3-47-2, Shami 13-5-27-3 (w1), Ashwin 16-1-43-2, Jadeja 3-0-10-0

INDIA 1ST INNINGS        R    B

Agarwal c Jayed b Miraz                243    330

Rohit c Liton b Jayed        6    14

Pujara c sub (Saif) b Jayed            54    72

Kohli lbw b Jayed                0    2

Rahane c Taijul b Jayed                86    172

Jadeja not out                    60    76

Saha b Ebadat                    12    11

Yadav not out                    25    10

Extras (lb1, nb3, w3)                7

Total (114 overs)                493/6

Fall Of Wicket

1-14 (Rohit), 2-105 (Pujara), 3-119 (Kohli), 4-309 (Rahane), 5-432 (Agarwal), 6-454 (Saha)

Bowling: Ebadat 31-5-115-1 (w3), Jayed 25-3-108-4 (nb3), Taijul 28-4-120-0, Mehidy 27-0-125-1, Mahmudullah 3-0-24-0

India lead by 343 runs