BCB's four-day special spin bowling camp begins Sunday
The Cricket Operations Committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has arranged a special four-day training camp for the spinners, which begins Sunday. The Tigers' spin bowling coach Rangana Herath will conduct the camp from May 29 to June 1 at the indoor and outdoor training facilities of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Thirty-two spinners with first class or Dhaka club-cricket experience have earned a call-up to the training camp. Also Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2022: Five Key Discussion Points The players are Rokibul Hasan, Tanvir Islam, Hasan Murad, Nazmul Hossain Apu, Raihan, Nahidul Islam, Rishad Hossain, Sanjit Saha, Rony Chowdhury, Sunjamul Islam, Iftakhar Sajjad Rony, Rahatul Ferdaus, Tipu Sultan, Al Mamun Raju, Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Meharab Ohin, Shadat Hosain Sabuj, Naim Hossain Sakib, Jubair Hossain Likhon, Akash, Amit Mollick, Mujakkir, Abu Hasim, Ariful Jony, Sk Antor, Ratan, Mohiul Islam Patwari, Tushar Mia, Anik, Taz Md Ehtashum Mahmud, Shadin Islam, and Rubel.
What Bangladesh Cricket Fans Can Expect From Herath and Prince?
Bangladesh team arrived in Zimbabwe on Wednesday (30 June) to play a bilateral series that included Tests, ODI, and T20I. Bangladesh added two more newly appointed coaching staff for this tour. Sri Lankan Rangana Herath has been named as the spin coach, while South African Ashwell Prince has been appointed as the batting consultant. Bangladesh already have Russell Domingo as head coach, Ottis Gibson as pace bowling coach, and Ryan Cook as fielding coach. National team players should perform better on the international stage with this current coaching setup. This article discusses what Bangladesh cricket fans can expect from Herath and Prince. Things Rangana Herath will be expected to do as Spin Coach Former Sri Lankan international Rangana Herath has taken over as Bangladesh's spin coach from Daniel Vettori. He'll be in charge of the spinners until the T20 World Cup, which is set to begin in October this year. One of the main obstacles with Daniel Vettori was language. Players had a hard time understanding his lessons despite having a translator on hand to help. Another important factor was the culture. Vettori wasn’t completely familiar with the culture and mindset of this part of the world. Sometimes he couldn't figure out what the players really wanted from him? Read England Clinch Series Against Sri Lanka; Windies Stun South Africa in the First T20I In such scenarios, Rangana Herath would be a lot better choice for coaching Bangladeshi fringe players. We've seen previously how Chandika Hathurusinghe transformed Bangladesh's national team and was able to get the best out of his players.He knew how to encourage players to perform at their best on the field because he understood their psyche. Similarly, as a sub-continent player, Herath is fully acquainted with the mentality of the players and what motivates them to perform better on the field. Herath may give players a one-on-one lesson in which he can share his knowledge and properly advise them. Read Bangladesh’s Test, ODI, T20 Squads Analysis for BAN vs ZIM Series 2021 Herath may work with the upcoming talents who have the potential to represent Bangladesh in the near future. His presence would be extremely beneficial to the next generation of cricketers. Bangladesh cricket fans hope that Herath would become more involved in the country's culture and offer his priceless insights into the country's raw talent. It will be beneficial for Herath as well if he succeeds. Read BAN vs ZIM 2021: Significant Test and T20I Records Between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Things Ashwell Prince will be expected to do as Batting Consultant During his stint as a batting adviser for Bangladesh's national team, Neil McKenzie had a great time. Opener Liton Das openly admitted how Neil McKenzie helped him develop into a good batsman. For the Zimbabwe series, McKenzie's compatriot Ashwell Prince has been assigned to a similar role. BCB may extend his contract depending on how well he does on the tour. How can Ashwell Prince impress the BCB and earn a long-term contract with the cricket board? First and foremost, Prince must dig into the root causes of Bangladesh's failure to perform as expected in the T20 format. Bangladesh are desperate for big hitters in the shortest form of the game. Unfortunately, no one has yet shown genuine potential, so the hunt continues. Read UEFA Euro 2020: Meet the Quarter-Finalists Ashwell Prince can inspire younger players to improve their mentality in the twenty20 format. Then he can teach them everything they need to know to succeed as a power hitter in this format. If the players respond by taking appropriate lessons from him, his appointment will be deemed beneficial. In the case of Test cricket, Bangladesh players must have patience and an awareness of the longer version format. They lack understanding of the importance of playing multiple sessions as a batsman because that is the beauty of Test cricket. Batters must have the mindset of putting all of their energy and passion into the game in order to succeed. Read Copa America 2021: Teams Qualified For Quarter Finals, Fixtures Another crucial factor is to develop the mindset of shifting focus from one format to another. Bangladesh cricket fans would be pleased if Ashwell Prince can bring consistency to the players' batting approach. Verdict The BCB selectors named three separate teams for Test, ODI, and T20 formats for the forthcoming Zimbabwe tour. Each format has its own traits, and players must understand how to play in each one. Coaches have a critical role in this. It is important to identify player's shortcomings through developing relationships with them and offering assistance on how to perform to their full potential. Bangladesh cricket fans will have this expectations from both Herath and Prince. Read BAN vs ZIM: Five Most Memorable Matches Between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe
Rangana Herath, Ashwell Prince join Bangladesh coaching team
Sri Lankan legendary spinner Rangana Herath and South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince have been appointed as Bangladesh National Team’s consultants for spin bowling and batting respectively, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed Saturday. Herath will join the Bangladesh coaching team in Zimbabwe and will be in the role until the end of Bangladesh’s campaign in this year’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Prince has reached an agreement with the BCB to work with the Bangladeshi batsmen for the Tour of Zimbabwe 2021. READ: From U-19 star to national team prospect: The incredible journey of Shamim 43-year-old Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in the history of Test cricket with 433 wickets taken in a remarkable career lasting two decades, is an ICC/SLC Level 3 coach specialising in spin bowling. Herath represented Sri Lanka in 93 matches and scalped 433 wickets with 34 five-wicket hauls. He also has an incredible record of taking nine wickets in a single innings of a Test. Left-hander Prince has been capped 119 times by South Africa in the three formats. The 44-year-old is also a Level 3 coach who has worked as the batting consultant for South Africa A and had also been the A side’s interim-Head Coach. READ: T20 WC shifted to UAE from India Ashwell played 66 Tests, 52 ODIs and only T20I for South Africa. He played his last international match in 2011, a Test against Sri Lanka in Durban. He has 11 centuries and as many half-centuries under his belt in Tests.