The pacer for Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman, has not had much luck lately with the new ball. Although his effect with the new ball had been questioned, the team has really required his talents at the death over, as his cuts and variations performed well towards the conclusion of the innings. Against New Zealand today, Mustafizur used the new ball to his advantage and created difficulties for their top-order.
After getting the ball to whizz around, he slanted one over Kiwi starter Finn Allen in his fourth over. Nurul Hasan, the wicketkeeper, dove to his right to grab the ball as it struck the deck and went off, striking the edge of the bat. Soon after, he would get rid of Chad Bowes by crossing over to the right-handed batter once again, Nurul making the catch this time.
The most noteworthy feature of the contest from Bangladesh’s point of view was the increased bounce and movement from Fizz early in the innings. Rain forced the match to be abandoned with New Zealand on 136 for 5 in 33.4 overs.
In addition to finishing with three wickets for 27, Fizz also removed Henry Nicholls with a ball that swerved in to the left-hander.
Following the left-arm speedster’s training with pace-bowling coach Allan Donald, Mustafizur’s performance with the new ball pleased Bangladesh assistant coach Nic Pothas. His assistance with the new ball, as a death over expert, might come in good for the Tigers during the World Cup.
Yes, very nice. Since about a month ago, Fizz has been putting a lot of effort into trying to develop a rhythm. We are aware of his qualifications to bowl in the end. He is the finest in the world at bowling death overs, so you may ask him to get up at three in the morning. He has been working really hard, both on his own and with Allan Donald, to regain some rhythm with the new ball, and the results are evident. merely doing well just before the World Cup. Extremely pleased for him,” Pothas said at today’s news conference.
Was switching from cutters and yorkers to seam and swing a challenging task? Professional athletes, in Pothas’ opinion, need to be multi-role capable.
“No, those two roles—the new ball and death over roles—are quite particular. Their lives are almost lived in two distinct compartments. It is analogous to a batter needing to conduct some range hitting towards the conclusion of a certain kind of innings. These men need to be able to do everything since they are pros. He does that and sets it as a top priority. “He has a great deal of experience,” he said of Fizz.