Hyderabad: Bangladesh scrapped hard with India on Saturday, making the hosts struggle for wickets on a track that’s only aided batting so far. India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar, while crediting the visitors, said they’re confident of turning things around.
“Credit to Shakib (al Hasan) and Mushfiqur (Rahim) for the way they batted. They actually didn’t allow our bowlers to put pressure on them. (They kept) hitting boundaries. There are going to be times when such sessions are going to happen. But we as a team need to be patient and stick to our discipline,” said Bangar at the post-day press conference.
Bangar lavished praise on Umesh Yadav, who has picked up 2/72 so far, saying the pacer has added a new dimension to his bowling. “Umesh’s length allows him to swing the ball with the new and also the old ball. He’s worked a lot on his wrist positions and balance at the crease. Ever since the Delhi Test match against South Africa, you’ve seen him giving the breakthroughs that the team requires. It’s (often thought) that the spinners have to do the bulk of the wicket taking. Our seamers Umesh, Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar), (Mohammed) Shami and Ishant (Sharma) have chipped in with the crucial wickets right at the top or in the middle part of the innings where the spinners were not able to get the breakthroughs.”