West Indies tour of Bangladesh

Saifuddin to focus on the swing

blank Online Desk
blank Online Desk
Saifuddin to focus on the swing
File Photo A-A+

|| CF Correspondent ||

Apart from proving his bowling proficiency, Saifuddin proved his ability to swing the bat in the first ODI against Zimbabwe. And now he is looking forward to testing the West Indies batsmen in the upcoming series by swinging the ball.

The all-rounder was not part of the Bangladesh squad when they won both the ODI and T20I series against West Indies in the Caribbean just a few months ago. The Tigers will once again face the Caribbean side but this time in their own den and this will provide a golden opportunity for the likes of Saifuddin to become strong contenders for ODI-team spots ahead of the ICC World Cup next year.

“I watch their videos time and again. A number of their batsmen are very attacking, such as Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmeyer. I think about how to bowl against them. I’ve started working on it.

“They are strong against pace bowling. But most batsmen struggle against swing. We will work on it,” said Saifuddin.

Zimbabwe bowler Kyle Jarvis swung the ball quite well in their Test-victory against Bangladesh and showed that enough swing can be extracted from the seemingly spin-friendly wickets, where the Tigers chose not to experiment with fast-bowlers. Saifuddin can also try and execute his plans if given the freedom and the opportunity when Bangladesh take on West Indies.


Read More


Former Jamaican cricketer murdered

||Desk Report|| Former national cricketer William Haye murdered on Monday at his own residence in the Four Paths area of Clarendon. The retired cricketer was one the pioneer fast bowler

Match Report Live Score More
| Cricfrenzy


Shakib is expected to play risk-free IPL: BCB

||CF Correspondent|| Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Wednesday that though they have allowed Shakib al Hasan to take part in the Indian Premier League as he had recovered sufficiently

Match Report Live Score More

Dhaka Premier League'19

Doleshwar, Brothers, Khelaghar post victory in DPL

||CF Correspondent|| Skipper Farhad Reza claimed 5-40 while opener Saif Hasan struck 102 to anchor Prime Doleswah to a facile six-wicket win over Gazi Group Cricketers in their respective fourth matches

Match Report Live Score More

India Cricket

Australia series loss a warning for high-flying India, alerts Dravid

||Desk Report|| Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid believed the defeat against Australia in the recently concluded bilateral ODI series is a warning sign for high-flying India and urged that the team

Match Report Live Score More


Stars head coach Fleming resigned after BBL final loss

||Desk Report|| Former Kiwis captain Stephen Fleming has resigned as head coach of the Melbourne Stars and decided to extend his contract after losing this year’s Big Bash League final match

Match Report Live Score More