Bangladesh Coach Russell Domingo Says We Will Target India's Inexperienced Bowling Attack

Updated - 09 Nov 2019, 08:39 PM

Russell Domingo, Charles Langeveldt
Russell Domingo with Charles Langeveldt (Credits: Twitter)

Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo, on Saturday at the pre-match conference said that his team has fresh plans to pose a major threat to the hosts in the third T20I match. Russell Domingo added that his team will be targeting an inexperienced Indian bowling attack to come out on top.

With the way Bangladeshi batsmen were plundering runs against the Indian bowling attack in the Delhi T20I, there is absolutely no doubt that they would upset India in the final showdown in Nagpur. The neighbours had a good chance to seal the series but India rose to the occasion to keep the drama alive.

Bangladesh team players
Bangladesh team in a team huddle. (Credits: BCCI)

It is cognisance of the fact that the Indian team is without the world-class bowler Jasprit Bumrah, seamer Bhuvneswar Kumar. These two premier bowlers know how to bowl in the death overs. They have perfected the art of bowling yorkers and rip through the defences of the opposition in the crunch situations of the game.

With no experienced bowlers in their side, the young bowling brigade will have to take the responsibility to deliver the much-needed amends. All eyes will be on Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar in the decider.

“It’s no secret that they got reasonably an inexperienced bowling attack. If we bat well, stick to our strategies we can put their bowling attack under pressure,” said Bangladesh coach on the eve of the game.

We can put India’s inexperienced bowling attack under pressure: Russell Domingo

Domingo reckons that they can post a commendable score and ultimately put their bowling attack under pressure. So far, the team that batted second have won the match. So, toss is going to be an important factor as well.

Bangladesh team players, Russell Domingo
Bangladesh team players with coach Russell Domingo. (Credits: Twitter)

“So look, they are a good side but we do think that if we bat up potentially, we can put their bowling attack under pressure. I think dew has affected (the games). Toss has played a role, both teams batting second have come around top but look if we had got 180-190 in the last game, we would have given ourselves a better chance. That was really no excuse in terms of not playing well,” Domingo said.

Mustafizur Rahman hardly turned up the heat in the series so far. But the coach knows that he is an ideal match-winner. “He is a quality bowler. He is a match-winner and our most experienced bowler. We know that a big performance is just around the corner. Bowlers are under pressure in this format, particularly with a wet ball against top-quality batters on a good wicket,” he signed off.


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