We Know Where to Bowl to Indian Batsmen: Bangladesh Spin Bowling Coach

Written by Abhishek Patil

Bangladesh have managed to keep their 2019 World Cup campaign alive with a 62-run win over a depleted Afghanistan side on Monday (June 24). The Mashrafe Mortaza-led side’s next assignment is against India and Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach Sunil Joshi feels his team is ready to beat their neighbour country in their own game.

“We have quality spinners, the same as India. How do you deal with them? Facing them and bowling to them it is the same. You think of it one ball at a time,” said Joshi, who made 15 Test and 69 ODI appearances for India between 1996 to 2001.

“Every team has their strengths and weaknesses. I have seen India very closely when we have played them. We know where to bowl to them. It’s just that we need to be consistent and we know the areas to focus on when against their spinners.”

Joshi said Bangladeshi batsmen have been very consistent against spinners and with the brand of cricket they are playing at the moment, Bangladesh have all the ingredients to topple India.

“We all know they play spin well. But so do we, we play spin very well and played it well against Afghanistan.

“We have shown in the white ball formats here and before this how we are a good side, we won in Ireland, we have beaten West Indies home and away and come close to beating India three times in the past three years.

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