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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Dukes eager to try ball

West Indies tour of Bangladesh, 2022

This Will Be Shoreful's First Tour Of West Indies.

This will be Shoreful’s first tour of West Indies. © Getty

Bangladesh pacer Shorful Islam is upbeat about the prospect of bowling with the Duke ball in the squad for the second Test against the West Indies, starting June 24 in St Lucia. Shoreful left Dhaka for West Indies on Monday (June 20). After adequately recovering from a wrist injury during the Sri Lanka series.

He began bowling in the nets on 11 June to prepare for the white-ball format on the Caribbean tour, for which he was selected. However, his rapid improvement prompted the team management to call him first to join the Test squad. This could also be a move to rest Mustafizur Rahman from the second Test.

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Bowling with duke balls remains a major challenge for Bangladeshi fast bowlers, as none of their current cricketers have played with it before the opening Test in Antigua.

“I’ve heard a lot about Duke balls but haven’t touched it yet. When I get there hopefully I’ll have a chance to see the ball (Dukes) and I’m very excited,” Shorful told reporters. BCB Academy.

“I was very looking forward to playing Tests in West Indies and see what happens. I am feeling good (after recovering from injury) and I think I am in good shape at the moment.

“No one wants to get hurt and after an injury, naturally I feel bad when I am doing rehabilitation because everyone wants to play and missing matches definitely hurts and at that time it was really bad. And it always gives me a good feeling when I come back,” he said.

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Returning Test captain Shakib Al Hasan was pleased with the performance of his pace unit despite being humbled by the West Indies in Antigua as they managed to put some pressure on the hosts unlike in the past when pacers were considered to play second fiddle .

“Naturally when someone likes Shakibo Brother The good thing about fast bowlers, it only motivates us,” said Shorful. “I haven’t played there, but what I’ve seen is that if the ball is pitched in the right area then a There is advantage and so I will try to maintain the right line. and length,” he concluded.

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