Talk about visiting India in 2004. Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie came up with a special plan to beat India at home. The plan is to annoy the batsmen by bowling along the middle stumps.
Australia was getting this trap to keep the batting order made up of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag from running.
That Australia of Adam Gilchrist is also successful. Australia won the series 2-1. Australia tasted the latest series win on Indian soil.
This time in the Bangladesh tour, the Caribbean pace bowling attack has come up with almost the same plan. Leg zone fielding should be arranged. The Australian plan to stop the run and annoy the batsman.
The Caribbean has been practicing this plan since January 14. Kemar Roach, the leader of the pace bowling attack, is practicing nowadays without leaving a fielder on the cover.
Arrange the fielding like an umbrella on the leg side. This is how he used to get lbw and bold traps by bringing them in front of the batsmen.
Asked at an online press conference, Roach said, “It’s a difficult task for bowlers here. Speed and SIM movement are not available from the wicket. Must be consistent here. The ball must go in the right place. Balling at straight lengths, challenging the batsmen on the front legs. This is basically the best chance to succeed in Bangladesh. There is a lot of work to be done with the ball. Try to get a quick reverse swing. So that the Bangladeshi middle order can be put in danger. ‘
The heart of Bangladeshi Test batting is that middle order again. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan are there. If you want to run Bangladesh to fight, you have to get success in the middle order.
Roach said, ‘We have a lot of plans going into this. A lot needs to be done to implement the plan. We have to be consistent. Must fight well. I am sure of this plan. How are you waiting? We know Bangladeshi batsmen. This team has been playing together for several years. Those who are the main cricketers are running. We know them well. ‘