• Friday, Jul 01, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

SA batting coach McKenzie: Bangladesh have to play as a group

  • Published at 10:02 pm October 20th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:04 pm October 20th, 2017
SA batting coach McKenzie: Bangladesh have to play as a group
South Africa batting coach Neil McKenzie said Bangladesh batsmen have to play as a group rather than one or two individuals to beat a team like South Africa away from home. “It’s hard coming to South Africa. A lot of sub-continent sides struggled in South Africa with that extra pace and bounce. I thought our bowlers really came hard against the Bangladesh batsmen throughout the Test and ODI series so far. There is some good performances, like Mushfiqur’s [Rahim] hundred (at De Beers Diamond Oval) in Kimberley. And there were a couple of fifties (at Boland Park) in Paarl. So there were good signs for Bangladesh. But when you are playing against South Africa away, then one or two performance is not enough. You need the whole squad to step up and play good cricket,” said McKenzie during the Proteas’ practice session at Buffalo Park Friday.

Also read: Tamim injured again, to miss third ODI

McKenzie also emphasised on the importance of touring South Africa or Australia more often to get used with the extra pace and bounce. “A lot of batsmen in Bangladesh side are young and trying to establish themselves in international cricket. I don’t think they have traveled Australia or South Africa enough. I think the biggest thing of them will be to tour in Australia or South Africa, get used to the bounce, quicker wickets and aggression factor,” he said. “In sub-continent you will find the spin challenge. But in South Africa or Australia you will face the aggression and fear factor about pace and bounce. That’s the number one stepping stone that the Bangladeshi batsmen have to get over,” he explained. While talking about Bangladesh’s bowling performance throughout the tour McKenzie once again said they will only learn after touring South Africa often. “I don’t think bowling was poor. They have some younger guys who bowled a few bouncers in the Tests where our batsmen had to duck and dive. So they can definitely mix it. I think it’s about maintaining the pressure. Having three or four pacers who can hold the job and do the job consistently is the key,” he said. “If you are looking into the Test side, then it’s about holding the pressure. I think there were too many easier options of scoring for us. Like one bowler bowled well but his partner did not bowl well and released the pressure. So I think it has to be used to these conditions and getting more and more tours here. “More tours can be like U-19 tours, more Academy tours, more sort of Bangladesh A team tours. That can be the solution of getting used to these conditions and playing better in future,” he concluded.
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