The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium [ZACS] in Chattogram, where Bangladesh are set to take on Afghanistan in an erratic Test from September 5, has been known as a glad chasing ground for Bangladesh.
In any case, many might be amazed to realize that Bangladesh have won only two Tests and coaxed six out of 18 Tests played at the ZACS up until now.
The explanation for the ZACS being named as the Tigers’ fortunate ground is a direct result of their achievement in the ODIs as Bangladesh won 12 out of 21 games played at the scene.
For the up and coming Test, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is considering giving seamers greater chance to more readily set them up for conditions abroad, where the quicker men have regularly been discovered needing.
“You are for the most part mindful of the sort of wicket we regularly have. There won’t be much change in the pitch however we are attempting to give genuine wickets some grass on it with the goal that the quick bowlers get some favorable position.
We need to begin [offering pace cordial pitches at home]. We have another lead trainer and bowling trainer after the World Cup, so we need to begin,” cricket activities advisory group executive Akram Khan had told correspondents on August 23, while discussing the need comparative models both home and away.
Be that as it may, it stays to be seen whether new lead trainer Russell Domingo and the research organization would move away from a reliance on turn. That procedure has helped them make some progress at home, particularly in Chattogram where Bangladesh played with only one seamer in their last three Tests.
The Tigers won their last Test at ZACS against the West Indies by 64 keeps running in November a year ago, drew the game against Sri Lanka prior that year and lost to Australia by seven wickets in 2017.
Mustafizur Rahman played as the solitary seamer in those games in Chattogram nearby four veritable spinners in captain Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Nayeem Hasan.
In spite of the fact that the selectors called up 12 quick bowlers in the 35-part Bangladesh starter squad, there is minimal possibility of including in excess of two seamers in the playing eleven considering the sort of contribute Chattogram, which has for the most part been batting well disposed while helping twist to shifting degrees.
Pacer Shahadat Hossain, who played his last Test four years prior and not in dispute as of now, is the most astounding wicket-taker among pacers in Tests at the ZACS with 22 scalps from 10 games and is behind Shakib Al Hasan who leads with 55 wickets in 15 Tests at the setting. Mustafizur, with 10 wickets in four Tests is in runner up among the Bangladesh seamers.
The quantity of pacers handled in ongoing home Tests – the 2018 Mirpur Test against West Indies was played with an all-turn assault – uncovers an absence of trust in the seamers. Captain Shakib and Domingo will likewise be careful about the risk presented by Afghanistan’s spinners like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Qais Ahmed and maybe that may see an additional layer of grass on the wicket.
The selectors are set to declare the squad inside the following two days and it will uncover much about the heaviness of the BCB’s words about keeping up models abroad. Pacers have been appalling at home, taking 15 wickets to the spinners’ 161 in the last 10 home Tests, however they will profit by a greater amount of the selectors’ confidence and an expansion in help from the pitch.