India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey praised the leadership of substitute captain KL Rahul after day 4 of the first Test against Bangladesh at Chattogram on Saturday, December 17. He credits Rahul’s bowling change and his decision to accept a new ball.
India are firmly in control of the first Test with just one day left. Chasing a mammoth target of 513, Bangladesh ended Day 4 at 272/6. They needed another 241 runs to secure an impossible final day victory with just four wickets in hand.
At the press conference after the fourth day of the game, Mbre Asked about his assessment of Rahul’s leadership, which has been scanned in the past. He praised the substitute captain saying:
“We had discussions with the captain, but ultimately you also have to accept how he feels on the field. A lot of the changes he’s made have to be credited to him. He rotates the bowlers well. Gives the fast bowlers short bursts. At a certain Stage, the ball is also reversing, so that’s good to see.
“When he realized the fast bowlers were taking longer, he put the spin bowlers in and spun them well. He also took a new ball and we got a couple of wickets. He made the right one decision.”
Rahul India were led in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out of the first Test due to a thumb injury. The latter are likely to return to the XI in the second Test in Dhaka starting on December 22.
‘Discussion is bowling in right zone’ – Paras Mhambrey returns after 1st quarter goalless
although India The day began with a solid first-quarter opener for Bangladesh, with the hosts not conceding a single wicket.
In planning after the fruitless opening meeting, Mhambrey revealed that the talk was about patience and bowling in the right areas. He said:
“During the lunch break, the bowlers were in discussion saying the batting was easy. The ball didn’t do anything like it did in the first innings. The discussion was pitching in the right area, getting them out and waiting for their chance. Over the next two innings , and we were rewarded for it.”
left arm spinner Aksa Patel Is India’s bowling star with three wickets in 50 matches. On what makes Axar a tough bowler, Mhambrey explained:
“First of all, what stands out about Axar is the speed with which he throws the ball. It’s not easy for a batsman to get out. Also, with the angle he throws the ball and the way he gets it out, it’s very difficult for a batsman to get off or play. You have to make those passes with the ball spinning a little bit.”
Axar knocked down Yasir Ali (5 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (23 balls), bowling over batsmen. He also allowed Nurul Hasan to score a three.