I am not interested in comparing me with Mashrafe: Shafiul

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

score runs.

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)