India vs Bangladesh: New Zealand experience will help visiting bowlers in one-off Test, says Courtney Walsh

PTI, Feb, 06 2017

Hyderabad: It surely will be a challenge for the Bangladesh pacers to bowl at Indian batsmen in the one-off Test match in Hyderabad, but the experience they gained in New Zealand should help them in the contest, says visiting team's bowling coach Courtney Walsh.

"I was impressed (in New Zealand). They are a work in progress. This is is another challenge. The experience that they gained there (New Zealand) will help them here. They have been working pretty hard," he told reporters in Hyderabad.

File photo of Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh. AFP

File photo of Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh. AFP

The Test match would be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad's Uppal neighbourhood from 9 February. Ahead of the Test, the Bangladesh side played a warm-up match against India A at the Gymkhana grounds.

The Bangladesh team management is trying to get more exposure for the young players, Walsh said.

"We are trying to strike the right balance and get them match-ready. The one problem is inexperience. They haven't played a lot of Tests between them. The board is trying to give them more exposure. It is a step in the right direction. It will be better for the team to play more outside home," he said.

Referring to a number of catches that went down against New Zealand, Walsh said Bangladesh players should focus on moving ahead rather than thinking about the past failures.

"Once you are in the game, catches are going to be dropped. I told them not to worry about it. Think about the next one," he said.

He appreciated the Indian pace bowlers for their hard work and consistency following efforts in the last couple of years.

Published Date: Feb 06, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 06, 2017

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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
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5 New Zealand 3114 97
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3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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