“It’s the same everywhere: above the top [stump]On the lines that fast bowlers should be targeted in Chattogram, Taskin said, “If we try to force this issue, it will not be in our favor. We will leak runs. He is a good player so we need to get some swing with the new ball. Maybe reverse swing from the old ball. We have to try to break their patience. We have to bowl patiently and wait for his mistakes. It would not be correct to say that we want to blow them away.
“Fast bowlers ideally want to bowl on green tops. The conditions are not in our hands. We have got slow and flat tracks in South Africa and New Zealand. We have to make ourselves so skilful that we can play on all types of wickets. Can bowl well.” Even great bowlers are getting five fours on flat pitches. We have to focus on our self-improvement instead [look at] conditions.”
Taskin players are not confident for the first Test starting on Wednesday. As he slowly works himself back to full fitness, he admits that he is not entirely sure whether his workload is up to the standard set by the team management.
“The team management is concerned about building up my workload. I have just come back from injury, so I am working on workload build-up, fitness and increasing bowling load.
“If I can complete the load before this game, they can think of playing me. If not, I can’t play this Test. I can play the second Test in that case. I asked them about it. I am following my workload plan,” he said.
“As a fast bowling group, we are hungry for improvement. We are all in this together. Work ethic has improved. It is all in our hands.”
“Chattagram is a batting paradise in Bangladesh. It has never been easy for fast bowlers here. We are improving but we are yet to find favorable wickets. It is generally a batting pitch,” he said.
“Test cricket is always challenging. We have won Tests by taking the game to the fifth day, so here also we have to take the game to the fifth day.”
Bangladesh are likely to go into the first Test with two fast bowlers, a combination preferred by the team management at home. Nevertheless, Taskin, Khalid Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain have shown ample evidence that they can handle a bowling attack in most conditions. Taskin believes Bangladesh’s fast bowling unit has shown improvement in all three formats, with a better work ethic and desire to focus.
“As a fast bowling group, we are hungry for improvement. We are all in this together. Work ethic has improved. It is all in our hands. Management is with us, so if our will persists, We can do better.” ,” They said.