Taijul Islam calls on his team to be careful before the match with Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's skipper Dimuth Karunaratne remains unbeaten "On this pitch which doesn't have much help for the bowlers, we have to be very disciplined to get near a winning position.
We have to cut down the runs and get wickets early tomorrow." "We will definitely play to win but we also don't want to lose control at any stage," Taijul said, as quoted by cricbuzz "The rough areas aren't producing a lot of sharp turn in any direction.
It is generally a slow wicket. We just have to be disciplined and prey on the batsmen's weakness. He thinks wicket is good for bat "The wicket is still good to bat as I've already said, so we need to bowl with disciplined lines according to the fielding protections."
"We'd obviously play to win, and we'd keep in mind, that," he said that they decided to go against taking a review against Lahiru Thirmamanne during the 34th over's play as he felt the ball turned big, though TV replays showed he was out.
"Actually that ball turned a lot, and it seemed that it would miss the stumps, that is why I was confused, and as losing a review at that point would have been a huge setback for us," he said.
Their team decided to play with 5 bowlers, which surprised many "It's humid conditions over here, so it's an advantage for us if we use five bowlers for a Test match which helps the team."
"It helps me rest in the meantime, which also serves for the bowlers to make a comeback," said Taijul, adding that he was quite impressed with the way Taskin bowled after making a comeback to Test cricket after four years.
"Taskin bowled very well with good lines and lengths and was quite attacking. We are hoping that he can continue in this vein which will really help the team." He says that he is satisfied with Islam and that sometimes he has problems communicating with Vettori because he does not know the language very well.
"We have worked with Sohel Bhai for a lot of times now, personally as well; whenever I have a problem with my action, or anything else, Sohel Bhai is always the one to turn in to." "We are all very glad to have him on board, as we never quite had the foreign coaches as close as him before," he said.
"Communicating with Vettori isn't a problem. It's true that I'm weak with English, still I understand the necessary things, and I take help from the others if I miss something valuable," he said.