Bangladesh’s spin-bowling coach Daniel Vettori foresees a shiny future for the spin trio of Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan, being particularly impressed with younger offspinner Nayeem persevering with on his enchancment from the final 12 months.
The 20-year outdated Nayeem took a match haul of 9 wickets in Bangladesh’s last Test match against Zimbabwe earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, and even after the enforced break, he has been on course within the two-day and one-day apply matches this month.
Nayeem was most popular to the extra skilled Mehidy in the one Check towards Zimbabwe in February, with the group administration in search of a spinner who may extract spin out of a docile wicket within the early phases of the match.
Vettori, who has a series-by-series contract with the BCB and is at present in New Zealand, mentioned that Nayeem’s variations and willingness to impart spin on the ball offers him a bonus towards batsman.
“Nayeem has been awesome, really impressive,” Vettori informed ESPNcricinfo. “He spins the ball, he has amazing variations and he has an amazing top spin on the ball. It is crucial. You look at what Nathan Lyon has done as a right-arm offspinner. Nayeem can look up to him and see how he releases the ball.
“Like all the opposite spinners, Nayeem works onerous. I feel he has a extremely massive future as an allrounder as nicely – in all codecs. He’s a man to control. The final time we performed cricket was in that Check match [against Zimbabwe] and he did so nicely. So hopefully he will get increasingly more alternatives. Him, Taijul and [Mehidy Hasan] Miraz can mix to be a fairly formidable trio.”
Vettori believes that Mehidy too has all-round potential, but the offspinner – who is regularly picked in Tests and ODIs – must find a balance between the two formats, especially in different conditions.
“[He can keep improving] for a similar causes that he labored so onerous [for]. He has an actual need to get higher and higher. He once more has to steadiness up enjoying Exams and one-day cricket. It isn’t all the time straightforward to vary forwards and backwards from situations in Bangladesh to abroad situations. He has essentially the most potential as an allrounder together with his batting and fielding, which is the best way he can contribute for Bangladesh,” Vettori said.
He, however, concedes that Bangladesh’s spinners have already started adapting to the slightly changed home conditions. Against Zimbabwe this year, it wasn’t a Mirpur rank-turner that immediately greeted the visitors unlike the ones faced by England, Australia, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan over the last few years. After criticism about the type of pitches prepared for Test matches, the team management has vowed to have pace bowlers in their plans for home Tests. It wasn’t a green belter against Zimbabwe either, but Ebadat Hossain and Abu Jayed bowled 41 overs together in the first innings.
“I feel like all good spinners, they’ve tailored to the situations. The situations in Bangladesh have been conducive to bowling quick, side-spin into the deck as a result of the wickets gave them a lot benefit. However now the wickets have modified. Mirpur is lots flatter. The spinners have to vary with that, and also you noticed that with Nayeem and Taijul in that Check match towards Zimbabwe.
“They are learning to bowl a different style and learning bowl on a first innings pitch. Then as the wicket deteriorates, then to bowl on a second innings pitch. You will see them improve more and more as the opportunities come. All good spinners bowl to the conditions. That’s what Taijul did so well for such a long time, which is why he has such a good record. Now that those conditions are changing, they have to adapt with them, and they are willing to do that,” Vettori mentioned.
However most of the time, it’s Taijul’s lop-sided Check document that comes beneath the highlight every time Bangladesh’s residence technique is taken into account. He has taken 93 of his 114 wickets at home, with a distinction of 32.94 in bowling common and 47.eight in strike-rate when to in comparison with bowling outdoors Bangladesh.
Off late, although, he has modified his bowling motion, which he mentioned final month was to provide him a greater likelihood to bowl in several situations and throughout all three codecs. Vettori, who mentioned that he wasn’t conscious of his change in motion till notified by this correspondent, believes the refined modifications will assist him bowl nicely overseas.
“I think it was all Taijul,” Vettori mentioned. “When you sent that question through, I actually went out and looked and you’re right, it has changed a bit. I think the big thing for Taijul is that he wanted to be a bowler in all conditions. I think we have all seen how fantastic his record in Bangladesh. He gets most of that through his side-spin, pace and his ability to turn the ball.
“He initiated the flexibility to bowl a bit extra of a top-spinner and that brings in his drift and much more variations that may assist him outdoors Bangladesh and attempt to complement it nonetheless together with his capability to show the ball. It’s one thing that he’s good at, however these refined variations will assist him abroad.”
But there’s some concern whether Taijul may have trouble adjusting to a new action after having bowled with one for six years in international cricket. However, Vettori said that Taijul seems to have adjusted to it already and is fully aware of what he is doing.
“I hadn’t actually observed it, so I feel it has been fairly pure for him. He’ll have the ability to reply higher than me, however I feel it has been one thing that he has taken on and has come fairly simply to him. I feel he’s drifting the ball extra, and getting that seam place the place he needs to be, nonetheless whereas having the ability to get again to how he used to bowl in these situations.
“I think its commitment from Taijul that he wants to be successful playing all formats around the world. Between the two of us, this is one of the ways we have identified that he can do it,” he mentioned.
Vettori can be hopeful that Bangladesh can have a legspinner within the combine within the close to future. He labored carefully with Aminul Islam, and was impressed by how he transformed himself from being a batsman and right into a legspinner inside just some weeks. Aminul has performed seven T20Is for Bangladesh and stays in competition for the selectors, who’re eager to select him for the shorter codecs.
“Aminul Islam played some T20 cricket and once again, he impressed me as well. I think he is another hard worker. A guy with very good variations and learning the art form. Legspin takes so long and he has come from a batting position to bowling not too bad. From not having a googly to having a really good googly – just learning his craft.
“I feel the speedy enchancment bodes nicely for him to proceed to achieve success. After you have one or two of these guys enjoying for the nationwide group, it’s going to solely encourage others to bowl as nicely. I do know [head coach] Russell [Domingo] is a large fan of legspin and what legspin has completed in restricted overs cricket particularly. The three spinners I discussed beforehand and Biplob (Aminul) as nicely, it is fairly good inventory for Bangladesh to have,” mentioned Vettori.