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Tigers resume training ahead of Australia Tests

  • Published at 02:15 am August 14th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:21 am August 14th, 2017
Tigers resume training ahead of Australia Tests
The Tigers resumed training in Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium’s indoor ground on Sunday, ahead of the Australia Test series. Bangladesh team went to Chittagong last week for a conditioning camp and a three-day practice match. The last day of the practice game was abandoned due to rain. Bangladesh will play a two day practice match, starting Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_152724" align="aligncenter" width="3148"] Nasir Hossain, Muktar Ali, Al Amin Hossain and Sanjamul Islam during training DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] Tamim Iqbal was slightly injured and did not take part in practice. Shakib al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan Miraz are busy with the CPL T20. Both the all-rounders are scheduled to come back on Tuesday and will soon join the camp. Bangladesh started practice in the afternoon but the pacers started training under the guidance of bowling coach Courtney Walsh from morning. Right-arm pacer Shafiul Islam, who took five wickets in the practice match conceding just 17 runs, informed that the pacemen could play a vital role in the Australia Test matches, along with the spinners. “Generally in our conditions, spinners perform well. Pace bowlers often fail to bring breakthroughs in the crucial stages. So there is always scope for improvement for the pace bowlers,” Shafiul told the media. “Our pace bowlers have pace. If we can bowl with attacking intention from the beginning and bowl in the proper channels, then the pacers can give breakthroughs,” he added. Shafiul bowled impressively in the first practice match but played the last of his nine Tests in Chittagong in 2016. Such commanding performance in the practice game created chances of his return to the longest format of the game but the right-arm pacer admitted, “I am working to improve my bowling. The decision to include me will be made by the management. Whoever can be useful for the team will play. My work is to perform and stay fit and I am trying to do that,” said Shafiul.