• Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
  • Last Update : 03:32 am

Australia prepare for Bangladesh spin challenge with one-pad technique

  • Published at 12:05 pm August 24th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:08 pm August 24th, 2017
Australia prepare for Bangladesh spin challenge with one-pad technique
In order to negate the threat of the Bangladesh spinners, the visiting Australia batsmen are practising with an unique technique in their training sessions ahead of the first Test match, starting in Mirpur on Sunday. Opener Matthew Renshaw and top-order batsman Usman Khawaja both spent time batting to spinners without their front pads while practising at the Mirpur academy ground on Wednesday afternoon. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell revealed ex-Test opener Justin Langer had promoted the method during his stint as Australia's batting coach five years ago.

Also read: I recovered from heatstroke, says Maxwell


It's a ploy Maxwell has used in recent years to improve his defence against spin bowling, explaining that it forces batsmen to rely solely on their bat to survive. "It's probably something we did back in 2012 when 'JL' (Langer) was the batting coach," Maxwell told the media at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday. "We did it a little in the nets when we were in Dubai (for Australia's pre-India tour camp earlier this year). I think the main thing is to basically use your bat: if you don’t have the safety of your front pad there it makes you get your leg out of the way and actually use your bat. "It's more about refining your defence and making sure you're trusting the fact you'll hit the ball and not hoping that your pad's there just to save you.

Also read: Maxwell praises Fizz, Shakib ahead of first Test


"It's more for the (spinners) that are hitting the stumps repeatedly and Bangladesh do that really well. They bowl the ball stump-to-stump and they put pressure on your defence. That’s one thing that we have worked on and will continue to work on. "I've done a fair bit of it, I did a lot of it back home, a lot of my practice revolves around defence and expanding from there. I haven’t done so much of it since I have been here but I am sure I will get a chance before the game starts," he said. Great batsmen like Kevin Pietersen and Micheal Vaughan have tried this particular technique several times in their career and achieved success. The second and final Test begins in Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on September 4.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail