Bangladesh will look to adjust to the wicket and condition after their recently concluded New Zealand tour that was mainly played in overcast weather.
And on the eve of the two-dayer, fast bowler Taskin Ahmed informed that it will be a good opportunity for the visiting side to acclimatise to the condition. Taskin believes variation will be key in such condition.
“Actually, it’s pretty different from New Zealand. And not only in India, across the subcontinent, the wickets are pretty flat and good for batting. They have a bit of turn as well. So, we have to adjust a bit,” Taskin told the media in the sidelines of their training session in Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Saturday.
“For the fast bowlers, length will be different than New Zealand. We have to look for variations, so yes, we are thinking about the wicket and condition. I hope we can execute it well.
“Yeah, we are practising as we don’t have that many experienced fast bowlers. But still, we can do well. We already proved that. And if we can execute properly, I think we can reverse and swing the ball,” he said.
The 21-year old speedster said he is bowling faster than before and that there is no problem in his bowling after the bowling action test. He also praised Tigers bowling coach and West Indies great Courtney Walsh, who has inspired him to improve.
“Pace is still the same. I bowled much faster in New Zealand. I have worked hard and I'm confident that I have no problems at the moment. In our team, we have the legend Courtney Walsh as our bowling coach. I was told that my bowling was al right. After that I went to Brisbane for the test. My flex was maximum seven degree and average was three. So I am pretty confident,” said Taskin.
“It’s really good for us as he (Walsh) is a legend. We are taking about lots of things and trying to learn from him. If we are not able to get something from him it’s our bad luck. We all are different types of bowlers in the team so he treated everyone accordingly,” he said.