DHAKA, While he is being considered as the best
bowler around after Mashrafe Bin Mortaza because of his ability to swing the
ball, Shafiul Islam is not interested to compare him with anybody as he wants to improve his bowling skill every day.
I do not want to compare myself with anybody and I want to improve my
set of bowling skill every day, Shafiul said here on Monday after the
team's practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
I believe every bowler's skill is different, he said.
I am trying to be accurate with the new ball because it is not good if I
bowl in different area. I want to bowl in the same area with accuracy and
swing, he added.
Shafiul said that he is not happy with his international career as it was
plagued with injury.
I not happy with my career as I played international cricket for nine
years [but yet to get it settled], said Shafiul.
First time I played for three years regularly in the national team. Then
I suffered injury for a lot of time and still my career is not over and if I
get the chance I want to make a mark, he said.
I have been pretty unlucky with injury with past and I am trying to do my
work regularly and on many occasions I have suffered from injury after
getting a call for the national squad and that was quite unlucky for me, he
Shafiul Islam said that newly appointed pace bowling coach Charl Langeveldt
is putting his emphasis on bowling in the same length so that it becomes
difficult to score runs.
Langeveldt replaced Courtney Walsh as the pace bowling coach after the
World Cup and a lot depends on the South African as far as guiding the pace
bowlers are concerned considering it is the weakest link in the Tigers set-
We have only worked with Langeveldt for three or four days and the coach
want us to bowl in the same channel every ball so that batsman get tough to
He added that Bangladesh need to produce pace friendly wicket to encourage
the pace bowlers.
I want the wicket to be helpful for seam bowler so that we can perform
well, he added.
This wicket is pretty good for us though it is spin friendly. Whatever
the condition we have to be ready to perform, he said.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)