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Nafis 1718
September 14, 2010, 08:15 AM
According to Boishaki channels breaking news

http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/18564.html his stats at cricinfo......

Nafis 1718
September 14, 2010, 08:25 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Pont his wikipedia page

riankhan
September 14, 2010, 08:28 AM
According to Boishaki channels breaking news

http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/18564.html his stats at cricinfo......

Pont.......hmm
Are you sure you are not missing the "ing"?
Any other news when he is joining?

MohammedC
September 14, 2010, 08:29 AM
One man claims he can make any bowler bowl faster. Ian Pont, Essex's bowling coach, has just released a book, The Fast Bowler's Bible (http://www.banglacricket.com/reviews/content/current/story/251060.html), in which he slips the handbrake and attempts to demystify the science of biomechanics. Natural sceptics Jenny Thompson - (a military-medium county player) - and Andrew Miller - (a fast-medium 3rd XI player) - went along to see if he really could deliver the goods.

Like it

http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/251113.html

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 08:35 AM
Looks like a decent choice.. Has previous coaching experience too.. All the best to him :)

Naimul_Hd
September 14, 2010, 08:37 AM
any details of his contract ?


http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/63700/63779.jpg

Jahid Ahmed helps out Essex fast-bowling coach Ian Pont with a bowling demonstration


Looks very active for me !

MohammedC
September 14, 2010, 08:37 AM
[বাংলা]জাতীয় দলের বোলিং কোচ ইয়ান পন্ট[/বাংলা]

[বাংলা]ঢাকা: জাতীয় ক্রিকেট দলের নতুন বোলিং কোচ হলেন ইংল্যান্ডের সাবেক পেস বোলার ইয়ান পন্ট। আপাতত বিশ্বকাপ পর্যন্ত তার সঙ্গে চুক্তি করবে বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ড (বিসিবি)।

বিসিবির মিডিয়া কমিটির প্রধান জালাল ইউনুস মঙ্গলবার বাংলানিউজটোয়েন্ট ফোর.কম.বিডিকে জানান, ইংলিশ এই বোলিং বিশেষজ্ঞ কোচের সঙ্গে সমস্ত বিষয়ে ফয়সালা হয়ে গেছে। ঢাকায় পৌঁছানোর পর বাকি আনুষ্ঠানিকতা সম্পন্ন হবে। বৃহস্পতিবার ঢাকায় আসবেন জাতীয় দলের নতুন বোলিং কোচ।

পন্ট বর্তমানে ইংলিশ কাউন্ট্রি ক্লাব নর্দামটনশায়ারে ফাস্ট বোলিং পরামর্শক হিসেবে দায়িত্ব পালন করছেন। এর আগে নেদারল্যান্ডস জাতীয় ক্রিকেট দলের প্রধান কোচ হিসেবে কাজের অভিজ্ঞতা আছে সাবেক এই ইংলিশ ক্রিকেটারের।

স্লো বল ডেলিভারির বিষয়ে বিশ্বের অন্যতম সেরা কোচও তিনি।
[/বাংলা]

http://www.banglanews24.org/newlocation/bangla/detailsnews.php?nssl=154ff8944e6eac05d0675c95b5b88 89d&nttl=201009148286&toppos=1

Equinox
September 14, 2010, 08:39 AM
There is some controversy around him over the Atul Sharma affair but his coaching credentials are clear cut. Definitely a better and cheaper choice than Klusener. He is one of the few coaches nowadays who put pace above everything else. Rubel could turn out to be lethal under him.

Nafis 1718
September 14, 2010, 08:42 AM
lets see what happens.....

riankhan
September 14, 2010, 09:02 AM
[বাংলা]জাতীয় দলের বোলিং কোচ ইয়ান পন্ট[/বাংলা]

স্লো বল ডেলিভারির বিষয়ে বিশ্বের অন্যতম সেরা কোচও তিনি।
[/বাংলা]

http://www.banglanews24.org/newlocation/bangla/detailsnews.php?nssl=154ff8944e6eac05d0675c95b5b88 89d&nttl=201009148286&toppos=1

বাট বাট...আই থট হি ইস এ ফাস্ট বওলিং কোচ...:-/
স্লও বওলিং কোচ দিয়া কি করমু? :-p
At-least he cant ask Rasel to bowl more slow!!

magic boy
September 14, 2010, 09:02 AM
something is better than nothing

lamisa
September 14, 2010, 09:08 AM
this is really good news!i just caught a bit of this news on ntv news where they mentioned something about 16th sept.is he joining from the 16th or what?

nakibahmed
September 14, 2010, 09:10 AM
"Pont's latest discovery is The World's Best Slower Ball known as The SLOB (Slower Obsolete Delivery), which is hailed as a breakthrough as it drops like a stone into the batting crease when appearing to be a beamer. His coaching web site is www.maverickscricket.com"

He doesn't sound bad,first time i heard of him to be honest.

MohammedC
September 14, 2010, 09:12 AM
this is really good news!i just caught a bit of this news on ntv news where they mentioned something about 16th sept.is he joining from the 16th or what?


[বাংলা]বৃহস্পতিবার ঢাকায় আসবেন জাতীয় দলের নতুন বোলিং কোচ।[/বাংলা]


Thursday the 16th

_Rafi_
September 14, 2010, 09:20 AM
And atlast a new bowling coach...feels like a winning moment to me!

beshideshi
September 14, 2010, 09:29 AM
To be honest, when I first heard "Ian pont" I was like "oh god another no-one". then I checked his coaching career and must say BCB has taken a wise decision, a much much better choice than Klusner. He should be just the coach that our team needs to break through.

nsd3
September 14, 2010, 09:31 AM
He proposed Dutch players living overseas to be eligible to play in Dutch Domestic League to improve the domestic structure. I guess he might have given the advice to Siddons when we heard BD was kind of thinking of bringing in UK based Bangladeshi cricketers to play in Dhaka League.

Miraz
September 14, 2010, 09:32 AM
Ian Pont is a much better choice than Klusenar. He has a coaching pedigree and is know as a hard working individual.

_Rafi_
September 14, 2010, 09:37 AM
Yeah, I also googled him. Seems very good coach and very knowledgeable. Wrote a book named "the bowlers bible".
Very impressive!

Ajfar
September 14, 2010, 09:37 AM
He is 100 times better than klusner. Not a bad choice after all. And i'm sure its not going to cost us a fortune to hire him. Good luck Mr. Pont.

Rizvi
September 14, 2010, 09:41 AM
There is some controversy around him over the Atul Sharma affair .

Details please....

Miraz
September 14, 2010, 09:42 AM
Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2010

BCB Media Release

Ian Pont joining as Bangladesh Bowling Coach

Fast bowling specialist Ian Pont is set to become the Bangladesh National Team’s Specialist Bowling Coach. Pont (49) is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Thursday (September 16) to join the Tigers’ training at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. His contract with the BCB will run up to the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

A former fast bowler Pont represented Essex, Natal and Nottinghamshire in first class cricket and retired as a player in 1990. As a coach Pont has worked extensively in the UK and overseas specialising on pace and accuracy. His specialised coaching method is known as ABSAT (Advanced Biomechanics Speed & Accuracy Technique). He is the author of the coaching manual ‘The Fast Bowler's Bible’.

Pont had been the ECB’s National and Regional Skills Set Coach and the fast bowling coach of his former county club Essex. He also has the experience of working with county teams Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Kent as a fast bowling coach. He was the national bowling coach of the Netherlands for two years up until the 2007 World Cup. Pont is a technical fast bowling consultant to Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and is Head Coach of the International Pro Camp based in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

OTHER FACTS



While playing for Natal in South Africa, Pont recorded the second longest throw of a cricket ball of all time, throwing 138 yards in Cape Town.




In 1987, Pont had trials with six Major League Baseball clubs as a pitcher. Recording speeds of around 100 mph, he gained a month’s extended trial with the Philadelphia Phillies. At spring training, he was a starting pitcher for the Phillies in one exhibition game, becoming the first, modern-day professional cricketer to play in a professional baseball game.



Media & Communications Department, BCB

riankhan
September 14, 2010, 09:42 AM
And atlast a new bowling coach...feels like a winning moment to me!

We found the fast bowling coach fast.
He is coming fast (at 16th) and to coach our fast bowlers .."how to bowl slow balls"
:-/
Confused....:D

simon
September 14, 2010, 09:49 AM
sounds good to me.
this man has some innovative thoughts.:)

nakibahmed
September 14, 2010, 10:02 AM
sounds good to me.
this man has some innovative thoughts.:)

both the new coaches seem to have contributed well in the international circuit,Fountain had his fielding drills and his revolutionary scoring methods,and Pont,as i can see has also been really active.iam happy with the new picks,looks like the team is set for world cup.

Are they good picks by the BCB?..well,we'll all know when we see!

Neel Here
September 14, 2010, 10:02 AM
pace at the cost of accuracy and variety, not sure that's a very good idea, especially in the subcontinent.

roman
September 14, 2010, 10:03 AM
I want to Wish Mr. Pont all the best. His biography looks good. I am just curious to know what our beloved lotus state of mind is as BCB managed to get a much better coach than Klusener. Bechara lotus ki seka tai na khailo...

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 10:03 AM
There is some controversy around him over the Atul Sharma affair but his coaching credentials are clear cut. Definitely a better and cheaper choice than Klusener. He is one of the few coaches nowadays who put pace above everything else. Rubel could turn out to be lethal under him.

On a long term, yeah, but accuracy/variations is the key in flat/slow subcontinent pitches in LOI. He should work on that too. But I agree with you, can see Rubel going places under him if he's half good as what reports suggest.

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 10:08 AM
pace at the cost of accuracy and variety, not sure that's a very good idea, especially in the subcontinent.

I agree, but pace do matter. Ive seen what those 'accuracy over pace' bowlers achieved ala Irfan Pathan. Rubel's raw pace alone can get him a few early wickets (even if it costs him a bit).

And it's not like he'll ask them to bowl rubbish length at the same pace anyways.

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 10:10 AM
And are these SLOBs (:lol:) for real? Or just a load of BS?

MohammedC
September 14, 2010, 10:20 AM
And are these SLOBs (:lol:) for real? Or just a load of BS?

SLOBs: Slow Ball Bouncer. You Probabily have seen it use by few bowlers.

nakibahmed
September 14, 2010, 10:25 AM
Pont has developed a specialised coaching method known as Advanced Biomechanics Speed & Accuracy Technique and has authored the coaching manual "The Fast Bowler's Bible", which was published in 2006.

..iam impressed!:D

riankhan
September 14, 2010, 10:27 AM
SLOBs: Slow Ball Bouncer. You Probabily have seen it use by few bowlers.

Bet Lee used to do that effectively.
[Bet = sleep of tong, after so many betting controversies!]

akabir77
September 14, 2010, 10:30 AM
So what was the rumor? With some sharma?
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auntu
September 14, 2010, 10:31 AM
Good news. Looks like he is very good choice. Let's see what he can deliver.
So we have two baseball guy in the coaching stuff.

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 10:33 AM
SLOBs: Slow Ball Bouncer. You Probabily have seen it use by few bowlers.

No way. I know what slower ball bouncers are (bowled by broad a lot these days) but SLOBs aints slower ball bouncers, it's called Slower Obsolete Delivery.

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Got it from PP, watch Akhtar bowl it @ 1:02, 1:54 and 3:34. Looks like that's what he's talking about. :waiting:

Holden
September 14, 2010, 10:34 AM
hmm very interesting choice by the BCB, hope it works out

MohammedC
September 14, 2010, 10:39 AM
No way. I know what slower ball bouncers are (bowled by broad a lot these days) but SLOBs aints slower ball bouncers, it's called Slower Obsolete Delivery.

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Got it from PP, watch Akhtar bowl it @ 1:02, 1:54 and 3:34. Looks like that's what he's talking about. :waiting:

My bad you are right. I got confused with beamer and bouncer.

shabbir
September 14, 2010, 10:47 AM
Good choice by BCB. Atm It's not important but as per NTV Shaun Polluk and Graham Dilley were two other candidate.

roman
September 14, 2010, 10:51 AM
Good choice by BCB. Atm It's not important but as per NTV Shaun Polluk and Graham Dilley were two other candidate.
Pollock was the other candidate? ouch...

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 10:56 AM
So what was the rumor? With some sharma?
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I'm not sure but AFAIK he hyped up about a guy called Atul Sharma of whom we didn't even hear before. He said he can bowl express pace and bowl with some bizzare Javelin throw action which he thought would be destructive. And he never bowled in IPL (Pont was the coach of RR I guess). The whole thing is a big goddamn mystery /:)

My bad you are right. I got confused with beamer and bouncer.

N'probs :-D The tactic should be to invoke fear in batsman who expects a fiery beamer from the fast bowler and clumsily try to get it away. But on the other had, if it ends up as a beamer, the bowler is screwed :smug:

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 10:58 AM
Ian pont's official website, feel free to check out :-p
http://www.maverickscricket.com/

Rabz
September 14, 2010, 11:04 AM
Congrats to Mr. Pont.
Kudos to BCB for clearing the clouds over bowling coach drama.It was surprisingly quick but seems like they made a good choice.
Hope he'd bring some much needed change for our bowlers.

Btw, everyone is getting attention, shouldn't we also get a coach for spin bowlers?? After all, they are our biggest strength in our bowling dept.

roman
September 14, 2010, 11:08 AM
Congrats to Mr. Pont.
Btw, everyone is getting attention, shouldn't we also get a coach for spin bowlers?? After all, they are our biggest strength in our bowling dept.

I think Salaudding is helping our spinners

beshideshi
September 14, 2010, 11:11 AM
Yup Shakibrulz, I think this delivery was first used by Glenn McGrath, it was named the snail ball as it sort of stops on the batsman and has a huge dip. But this is perhaps too hard to master, otherwise we would have seen sever bowlers attempting this ball. Instead most of the pacers opt for the slower bouncers and other traditional slower deliveries.

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 11:22 AM
Yup Shakibrulz, I think this delivery was first used by Glenn McGrath, it was named the snail ball as it sort of stops on the batsman and has a huge dip. But this is perhaps too hard to master, otherwise we would have seen sever bowlers attempting this ball. Instead most of the pacers opt for the slower bouncers and other traditional slower deliveries.

Agreed, it's hard to control the ball at higher pace, so probably they thought it would be a waste of time. Ian just need to try and help them with the basics, try nothing remotely as challenging as this right now.

Awla
September 14, 2010, 11:26 AM
‘It's not how you start that matters, it's where you finish that counts’ - Ian Pont
hmm...hopefully our pacers can learn something good from him..lets see how he finish his job

ialbd
September 14, 2010, 11:30 AM
pace at the cost of accuracy and variety, not sure that's a very good idea, especially in the subcontinent.

couldnt agree more....

shabbir
September 14, 2010, 11:32 AM
He has been shortlisted for England bowling coach in last summer after Otis Gibson's resign.It seems to
me he is somebody like John Buchanan,more theoretical and methodical.Hope it will work for BD

baasir
September 14, 2010, 12:00 PM
We found the fast bowling coach fast.
He is coming fast (at 16th) and to coach our fast bowlers .."how to bowl slow balls"
:-/
Confused....:D

They dont need to learn" how to bowl slow" because they already bowl slow:-D:-D:-D

Trigger_Tiger
September 14, 2010, 12:08 PM
Yup Shakibrulz, I think this delivery was first used by Glenn McGrath, it was named the snail ball as it sort of stops on the batsman and has a huge dip. But this is perhaps too hard to master, otherwise we would have seen sever bowlers attempting this ball. Instead most of the pacers opt for the slower bouncers and other traditional slower deliveries.

If Shakib would only be a medium pacer...or give lessons on how to dip the ball drastically...LOL!

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 12:10 PM
He has been shortlisted for England bowling coach in last summer after Otis Gibson's resign.It seems to
me he is somebody like John Buchanan,more theoretical and methodical.Hope it will work for BD

John Buchanan = Arguably the worst coach ever in the history of Intl cricket.

Hope Pont does well though. Apparently he helped a lot of bowlers like Steyn (in correcting his action IIRC)

Trigger_Tiger
September 14, 2010, 12:11 PM
One thing I am seriously looking forward to from Mr. Pont is him working with our slower bowlers as well. And by saying slower bowlers, I don't mean the spinenrs but our so called medium pacers who bowl snail-speed deliveries. I remember how Farhad Reza could skid the ball on low wickets...same as Syed Rasel, but unless conditions suit them, they are but grade school cricketers in the international arena.

If they can somehow be made into something like Steve Waugh was, a handy, seriously handy, breezy bowler, it would be awesome!

FaHiMa
September 14, 2010, 12:18 PM
sounds good :) finally .

Nafi
September 14, 2010, 12:20 PM
Allah be Praised. This is a great choice

I even have this guy's book

http://images.borders.com.au/images/bau/97818612/9781861268518/0/0/plain/fast-bowlers-bible.jpg

al-Sagar
September 14, 2010, 12:23 PM
looks to be a good hoice. somebody with real coaching knowledge and experience. should be far far better than the kluseners, prasads or caddicks, who may have a better bowling career but dont have a coaching career

good luck Pont. i just feel he will make Shahadat a lethal bowler.

anyway, just for fun "HOW MUCH MORE PACE DOES SHAHADAT HOSSAIN RAJIB NEEDS TO SACRIFICE TO ACHIEVE HIGHER ACCURACY ???"

Nafi
September 14, 2010, 12:26 PM
anyway, just for fun "HOW MUCH MORE PACE DOES SHAHADAT HOSSAIN RAJIB NEEDS TO SACRIFICE TO ACHIEVE HIGHER ACCURACY ???"

Actually Ian Pont believe you increase your accuracy when you're closer to your optimum speed (efficiency wise)

Trigger_Tiger
September 14, 2010, 12:51 PM
Actually Ian Pont believe you increase your accuracy when you're closer to your optimum speed (efficiency wise)

In that case, we've found our ideal bowling coach! Amen!

roman
September 14, 2010, 01:12 PM
According to "Daily Star" Pont will be getting $ 9,000/month

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=154471

Eshen
September 14, 2010, 01:40 PM
With Point as the coach, you may see our fast bowlers building up more muscles than building up their pace!


Here is a video of Atul Sharma -

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Surprisingly, Sharma had very poor endurance. He was always mired with injuries and never appeared for a professional game (does that have to do anything with those excessive workouts?!).

shakibrulz
September 14, 2010, 01:55 PM
With Point as the coach, you may see our fast bowlers building up more muscles than building up their pace!


Here is a video of Atul Sharma -

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Surprisingly, Sharma had very poor endurance. He was always mired with injuries and never appeared for a professional game (does that have to do anything with those excessive workouts?!).

I dunno what happened with the guy but Ian then occured to me as a man who was desperate for some publicity. Probably I'm wrong because things didn't work out as he thought and Atul turned out to be a failure or something, God knows.

Anyways he has good coaching experience, and has good reputation (other than this atul sharma fiasco) to back him. So lets see how things pan out. /:)

Ajfar
September 14, 2010, 03:20 PM
Nice find eshen bhai. amar tow mone hoi na amader team er egaro jon player mile ek sathe aie rokom ekta tire tulte parbe

Baundule
September 14, 2010, 03:39 PM
Seems to be a good choice. All the best.

Slow bouncer was invented by Pollock.

riankhan
September 14, 2010, 03:55 PM
Seems to be a good choice. All the best.

Slow bouncer was invented by Pollock.

:timeout:
Also called "Uhh...Ahh" by Shahadat
Also called Short-pitch deliveries by Syed Rasel
L-) Also used by Khaled Mahmud in regular basis, and bowled by the same bowler way before Pollock (Proud of Chacha)

nizzle
September 14, 2010, 04:35 PM
This guy is actually sick, i'm from england heard of his book aswell, a member here once said he wanted pont as our couch, he said it would be unrealistic!!! but look his wish came true!! inshallah he does a good job!! the bowler he was training with in one of the pictures "jahid ahmed" he is a british bengali player

MohammedC
September 14, 2010, 04:38 PM
And what happened to Jahid Ahmed?

nizzle
September 14, 2010, 04:40 PM
And what happened to Jahid Ahmed?

http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/213076.html

i'm not sure if he's anything special

Nafis 1718
September 14, 2010, 04:41 PM
guyz pont is at facebook...u can add him...looks like a good guy.
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nizzle
September 14, 2010, 04:44 PM
guyz pont is at facebook...u can add him...looks like a good guy.
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request sent haha

Nafis 1718
September 14, 2010, 04:46 PM
he already added me...this evening.
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Tiger444
September 14, 2010, 06:14 PM
What a great hire!! Happy to see also that people are pleased with this signing..much better signing him then Klusener..seems like he's got a lot of experience coaching..hopefully Rubel and Shafiul become even faster with this coach..

ashraful1
September 14, 2010, 06:32 PM
I would of preferred pollock but that's only because he used to be one my favourite bowerls, but everyone deservers a chance and I'm looking foward to sm of his techniques he is going to use however two years in Netherlands and they didn't see that many results, only person I can think of is derk nannes but I do t know if he coached him

Ajfar
September 14, 2010, 06:46 PM
^ doubt it. As far as I know, Nannes is made in Australia. He only played for Netherland because he didn't get a call up in the Australian national team. So I doubt he practiced too much with the dutch team. He would probably join them a few days before the games and than leave.

MohammedC
September 14, 2010, 07:13 PM
Amjad Khan of Kent was played for Holland before changing his nationality to play for England.

FagunerAgun
September 14, 2010, 07:21 PM
All's well that ends well. Hope he will bring success for our team.
Wish him the best.

bham786
September 14, 2010, 07:50 PM
I would of preferred pollock but that's only because he used to be one my favourite bowerls, but everyone deservers a chance and I'm looking foward to sm of his techniques he is going to use however two years in Netherlands and they didn't see that many results, only person I can think of is derk nannes but I do t know if he coached him

Was pollack one of the candidates?
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beshideshi
September 14, 2010, 08:23 PM
If Shakib would only be a medium pacer...or give lessons on how to dip the ball drastically...LOL!

hahaha. Was checking out the middlesex VS Worcester game, and the dip Shakib was getting at times..... marvellous!! I am sure Shakib can give a tip or two to Mashrafe about the dipping deliveries ;)

beshideshi
September 14, 2010, 08:27 PM
Nice find eshen bhai. amar tow mone hoi na amader team er egaro jon player mile ek sathe aie rokom ekta tire tulte parbe

LOL.
Btw, forgive my ignorance, but what was the Atul Sharma fiasco about?

kalpurush
September 14, 2010, 09:01 PM
Ian Pont is a much better choice than Klusenar. He has a coaching pedigree and is know as a hard working individual.
I think so too Miraz bhai.
All the best to our new Bowling Coach Mr. Ian Pont :)


Also, BCB don't have to pay for Klusenar's vacation too!!!

Nocturnal
September 14, 2010, 09:38 PM
Good Luck Coach! :)

Zunaid
September 14, 2010, 09:40 PM
With Point as the coach, you may see our fast bowlers building up more muscles than building up their pace!


Here is a video of Atul Sharma -

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Surprisingly, Sharma had very poor endurance. He was always mired with injuries and never appeared for a professional game (does that have to do anything with those excessive workouts?!).

Good dig.

PS> Welcome back to BC. Summer over, eh?

al Furqaan
September 14, 2010, 09:58 PM
i'm excited about this hire...Ian Pont is a knowledgeble guy. i've read an article he wrote in wisden back in 2007 about how to bowl to tail enders. it was well thought out.

under his tutelage, i'll be interested to see what pace rubel, shafiul, and rajib get too and you can expect that he will teach our boys to bowl the yorker.

deshprem
September 14, 2010, 11:11 PM
pace at the cost of accuracy and variety, not sure that's a very good idea, especially in the subcontinent.

i cud be wrong, but it dosnt say anywhere he encourages pace at the cost of accuracy and variety. someone with his seemingly intelligence and knowledge would know that accuracy and variety are also important.

max410
September 14, 2010, 11:38 PM
Don't Underestimate IAN POINT i read his book i saw his videos in Pitchvision.com all drills and exercises his technique of drop step front foot block similar to javelin throwers has helped me to improve my speed line length accuracy and swing as well. I found his techniques useful for myself , i am sure BD team is lucky to have a coach like IAN POINT watch his videos in youtube and pitchvision he is an amazing coach. He talks about a length where to deliver the ball called The Corridor of uncertainty the length where most batsmen get confused to play shots . The deatails are in his book and Pitchvision.com. I am sure he can Help bowlers like shahdat hossain and syed rusel and others to generate extra pace. His techniques helped me a lot .

Zunaid
September 15, 2010, 12:07 AM
The more I read and discover about Pont, the more optimistic I get. I smell the aroma of a McInnes - a method and a desire to teach....

max410
September 15, 2010, 01:09 AM
Richard mcinnes would have been a great replacement for what more even though jaime siddons is doing a good job , if ian point get a 5 years contract we will have a good bowling attack and also the structure and academies can learn many things from him to help the upcoming youngsters to develop their bowling skills .

Naimul_Hd
September 15, 2010, 01:41 AM
I only hope and pray that Bangladesh bowlers can get the maximum out of him and our dearest BCB officials can utilize his knowledge and technique to our grass level as well, not only limited to our national players.

Huda
September 15, 2010, 02:58 AM
Ian Pont is on many forums, and has worked with Dale Steyn quite closely. i wonder if we can get him to sign up here and read his thoughts on our bowlers.

Antora
September 15, 2010, 03:52 AM
Good choice by BCB. Atm It's not important but as per NTV Shaun Polluk and Graham Dilley were two other candidate.

I would have rather Shaun Pollock (Y)
oh well

Lets see what he can do :)

max410
September 15, 2010, 04:02 AM
I read his book its amazing i got results i am just an average cricketer and his books is useful for any level

Murad
September 15, 2010, 04:16 AM
I don't care about theories or mechanisms or whatever.

I want to see results. I will be happy if the bowlers can learn something from him.

jisaan
September 15, 2010, 04:42 AM
http://www.dailykalerkantho.com/?view=details&type=gold&data=Wallpaper&pub_no=282&cat_id=1&menu_id=18&news_type_id=1&index=1 (http://www.dailykalerkantho.com/?view=details&type=gold&data=Wallpaper&pub_no=282&cat_id=1&menu_id=18&news_type_id=1&index=1)

Nadim
September 15, 2010, 04:53 AM
hmmmm

Majority of ppl r positive about Mr. Pont...

but i wont be surprise if same ppl asks for his head in few months time;)
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Naimul_Hd
September 15, 2010, 04:55 AM
hmmmm

Majority of ppl r positive about Mr. Pont...

but i wont be surprise if same ppl asks for his head in few months time;)
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after all, we are bengali, right bro ?! :-D

max410
September 15, 2010, 04:56 AM
i don't care about theories or mechanisms or whatever.

I want to see results. I will be happy if the bowlers can learn something from him.

an attitude towards learning is also important for success , it all depends on them now.

reverse_swing
September 15, 2010, 05:20 AM
BBC: Englishman Pont appointed Bangladesh bowling coach>> (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/other_international/bangladesh/8999273.stm)

BANFAN
September 15, 2010, 05:22 AM
Originally Posted by nadim 98
hmmmm

Majority of ppl r positive about Mr. Pont...

but i wont be surprise if same ppl asks for his head in few months time

after all, we are bengali, right bro ?! :-D

Wrong bro. Our expectation of output is so low that a little bit of good work can make someone hero. And we only make noise, when it's 200% bellow that expectation.

I'm sure our BCB hasn't set any KPI for the coach or previous coaches. Absense of it can make the best guys look worse. That's been the problem. Even if you want to praise a performance, how do you do that without any measurement system?

Our management is so poor as a nation, we lack a system of accountability at every level. Thoe who work in Int Organizations, you know how your Job objectives and performance indicators are set and monitored. That's our problem of management system. Not as a nation.

Any way, I think, he will be better than Zulu

lamisa
September 15, 2010, 05:33 AM
i am happy overall with the staff appointed for the national team,meaning he coaches and the psychiatrist.now let's see how our players deliver.they have been practising really hard so there's no excuse for not winning a match against NZ that too in our home conditions

jisaan
September 15, 2010, 05:47 AM
it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. running after lance was such a waste of time!

Ian's profile sounds terrific!
one Jahid Ahmed could increase his speed by 5-6 miles i.e. 8-9 kph!!

rubel-rajib-shafiul may benefit a great way under his tutelage in terms of pace & variation.
Mashrafe may not be too keen to go all out for pace, but he too may improve his bowling

i want this man to be in charge of our pace department - current & future crops..

jisaan
September 15, 2010, 06:01 AM
rubel has already clocked 147/8 kph... shafiul 144/5!
so can Pont make them 150+ & 148-150 kph bowlers respectively?

it would be great if Shahadat can regain his 145 kph speed with or without grunt and mash can consistently bowl around 140 kph for the next 2 seasons!

Where is Sajid? he had raw pace and can be another 90mph/145 kph bowler.

but the biggest challenge for Ian Pont would be to make Syed Rasel bowl those swinging deliveries at 130!

am i dreaming too much!!!!!:-/

jisaan
September 15, 2010, 06:08 AM
it's pretty obvious that Ian Pont is a specialist for Pacers. All his expertise is in one department.

So it is high time that we get Mohammad Rafique as the spin bowling coach. no one is better suited than him in this regard and he, definitely, won't be charging $9,000 pm for his sevices.

Pont + Rafique would be a fantastic combination for our bowlers.

shakibrulz
September 15, 2010, 06:20 AM
rubel has already clocked 147/8 kph... shafiul 144/5!
so can Pont make them 150+ & 148-150 kph bowlers respectively?

it would be great if Shahadat can regain his 145 kph speed with or without grunt and mash can consistently bowl around 140 kph for the next 2 seasons!

Where is Sajid? he had raw pace and can be another 90mph/145 kph bowler.

but the biggest challenge for Ian Pont would be to make Syed Rasel bowl those swinging deliveries at 130!

am i dreaming too much!!!!!:-/
LOL.. Calm down guy.. :-D

If he gets rubel to clock the higher 80's consistently. then fine. Shafiul, probably the early/mid 80s.

shakibrulz
September 15, 2010, 06:23 AM
it's pretty obvious that Ian Pont is a specialist for Pacers. All his expertise is in one department.

So it is high time that we get Mohammad Rafique as the spin bowling coach. no one is better suited than him in this regard and he, definitely, won't be charging $9,000 pm for his sevices.

Pont + Rafique would be a fantastic combination for our bowlers.

No thanks. Unless Rafique has some experience in the coaching arena.

Spinners don't need a coach, pont must be good with the basics, so that's that.

incredible
September 15, 2010, 06:34 AM
HUGE Fan of this guy ....

in 2008, I got 12 wickets in my 16 games of the season, next year over winter I found his Fast Bowlers Bible and Applied maybe 20% of it; and I got 39 wickets the following season, my speed/ line / length accuracy; many things changed....

Bhalo Teacher rakhlei Student bhalo hoy na.....er theke kotokhani Shikhte parbe ar bujhte parbe oitai ashol....But Ami Onek excited ....

max410
September 15, 2010, 06:43 AM
Well i used his book to learn to bowl fast it worked for me , i still read it its an honor to have a coach like him in bd

BANFAN
September 15, 2010, 06:43 AM
rubel has already clocked 147/8 kph... shafiul 144/5!
so can Pont make them 150+ & 148-150 kph bowlers respectively?

it would be great if Shahadat can regain his 145 kph speed with or without grunt and mash can consistently bowl around 140 kph for the next 2 seasons!

Where is Sajid? he had raw pace and can be another 90mph/145 kph bowler.

but the biggest challenge for Ian Pont would be to make Syed Rasel bowl those swinging deliveries at 130!

am i dreaming too much!!!!!:-/

We don't even need to take up rubel challenge, if the other things you said above happens !!

beshideshi
September 15, 2010, 06:51 AM
If he can boost a bowlers speed by 5 miles, than he can make Rubel an absolute express bowler. Remember, international batsmen play 90mph regularly, but there aren't many who can bowl in the high 90s, if Rubel can reach that pace, he would literally destroy the minnows and will be handy against the big boys too.

ahnaf
September 15, 2010, 07:39 AM
I'm excited!!! Seems great work by bcb...

nahaz
September 15, 2010, 07:57 AM
rubel has already clocked 147/8 kph... shafiul 144/5!
so can Pont make them 150+ & 148-150 kph bowlers respectively?

it would be great if Shahadat can regain his 145 kph speed with or without grunt and mash can consistently bowl around 140 kph for the next 2 seasons!

Where is Sajid? he had raw pace and can be another 90mph/145 kph bowler.

but the biggest challenge for Ian Pont would be to make Syed Rasel bowl those swinging deliveries at 130!

am i dreaming too much!!!!!:-/

I'd rather aim for every bowler to have their average speed as high as their fastest speed now...though Rubel can bowl 146kph, his average is probably close to 137. Shafi 135-137. With Rasel fastest is 120-125, ave. 105. Mortaza just needs to overcome his injury. And Shahadat hopefully will average around 135kph soon.

A lot depends on how willing the students are.

BANFAN
September 15, 2010, 08:07 AM
I'd rather aim for every bowler to have their average speed as high as their fastest speed now...though Rubel can bowl 146kph, his average is probably close to 137. Shafi 135-137. With Rasel fastest is 120-125, ave. 105. Mortaza just needs to overcome his injury. And Shahadat hopefully will average around 135kph soon.

A lot depends on how willing the students are.

Average speed can be very misleading, since slower deliveries have been deliberately weaponsied by almost all pacers.

roman
September 15, 2010, 08:26 AM
No thanks. Unless Rafique has some experience in the coaching arena.

Spinners don't need a coach, pont must be good with the basics, so that's that.
Salauddin is the current coach of our spin bowling. As far as Rafiq is concerned, that guy is still playing for Abahoni. Let him retire first and then get some coaching certificates, then maybe we can consider him as a spin bowling coach. its too early to appoint Rafiq as a coach now..

tkandi4
September 15, 2010, 09:23 AM
I think we need a spin bowling coach too. If this type of bowling is our strength, shouldn't we try to make it even better? Without proper coaching, how can you expect them to be competitive at the highest level?

cricket_pagol
September 15, 2010, 10:17 AM
Finally BCB made a good decision!!!

Ajfar
September 15, 2010, 10:24 AM
I could care less if Rubel/Shaiful/Rajib can bump their speed up another 10+. It won't matter if they keep bowling all over the place. If they can't get their line and length right what the hell is the speed going to do.

Prime
September 15, 2010, 11:19 AM
Proper mechanics not only helps in speed but allows for better accuracy. Don't get so hung up on speed.

shakibrulz
September 15, 2010, 11:29 AM
Salauddin is the current coach of our spin bowling. As far as Rafiq is concerned, that guy is still playing for Abahoni. Let him retire first and then get some coaching certificates, then maybe we can consider him as a spin bowling coach. its too early to appoint Rafiq as a coach now..

Fully agree.

shakibrulz
September 15, 2010, 11:33 AM
I could care less if Rubel/Shaiful/Rajib can bump their speed up another 10+. It won't matter if they keep bowling all over the place. If they can't get their line and length right what the hell is the speed going to do.

Should we state the obvious - more pace doesn't mean less accuracy? That's the whole point here. Anyone can chuck pies at 100 MPH, it's about control, obviously.

And pace matters, BTW.

auntu
September 15, 2010, 11:34 AM
HUGE Fan of this guy ....

in 2008, I got 12 wickets in my 16 games of the season, next year over winter I found his Fast Bowlers Bible and Applied maybe 20% of it; and I got 39 wickets the following season, my speed/ line / length accuracy; many things changed....

Bhalo Teacher rakhlei Student bhalo hoy na.....er theke kotokhani Shikhte parbe ar bujhte parbe oitai ashol....But Ami Onek excited ....
That's great to know. Which league you played for bhai?

bujhee kom
September 15, 2010, 02:57 PM
Oooohhhhh...great news..Danillkkaa Ala Foosravi Bambino Ala Baaabooshkaaa!!!!
Bouncer after bouncer now...enemies thotha mookh soon will be Bhotha...oohhh I am so ecited now....the Ian Pont the famous fast bowling coach in BD!!! Salam and :big_hug: to you dear coach Pont!!! Welkomen to BD!! Go Tigers!! Ooohhoo!:flag:

Holden
September 15, 2010, 08:19 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/213076.html

i'm not sure if he's anything special

hmm, didn't Siddons ask if there were any fast bowlers of Bangladeshi origin playing in the English club cricket leagues? This guy is still young at 24 years, and I think this season he played for Unicorns in some of the Clydesdale Bank 40 games. His List A record is not bad. I wonder if he ever thought about playing in the DPL or the NCL and maybe even playing for Bangladesh if given the chance. Bangladesh's fast bowling options are very limited so you never know this guy could turn out to be hidden gem. He's worked with Pont before so I wonder if Pont could pull some strings and test him out in Bangladesh.

Zeeshan
September 15, 2010, 09:40 PM
Sounds good. A lot of change now: fielding, bowling, BCB CEO.. Hopefully it won't tilt results the other way.

All the best to Mr. Pont.

al-Sagar
September 15, 2010, 11:03 PM
http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2010/2010_09_16/content_zoom/2010_09_16_18_10_b.jpg

al-Sagar
September 16, 2010, 12:13 AM
(english version of the above PA report from Daily star)

Chance to secure place (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=154582)
Pont arrives today

Coach Jamie Siddons gave a clear indication that next month's one-day series against New Zealand would be an opportunity for some players to strengthen their position in the team ahead of the World Cup.

The Australian also believes that the selectors have picked up a balanced squad and it has a good chance to win matches against the formidable visitors who play a five-match after arriving in Dhaka on September 28.

"I am happy because the players are all in form and they are all fit. There is a chance for the players to consolidate their position in the team ahead of the next series and the World Cup. Some of the players are in and out [of the team] like [Shahriar] Nafees and Naeem [Islam] have got a chance," responded Siddons while talking with the reporters during practice at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

Left-handed opener Nafees, who was recalled for the ODIs after a gap of two years after Tamim Iqbal was ruled out for the series due to a wrist injury, understood that he has got a chance to establish his position in the national team again.

"Definitely my main target would be to perform well in the series so that I can keep my place in the national side. Performance is key and I am very much aware of that," said Nafees, who played the last of his 60 ODIs in 2008 after a string of poor scores.

The pressure will be on the southpaw because he may need to play the role of Tamim: provide a flying start.

"Tamim is now the in-form batsman and he has a special role in the team. Definitely I have to play as per my team's requirement but I will try to play my natural game so that I can contribute maximum for my team," said Nafees.

Just one month ago playing in the 2011 World Cup was a distant dream for Nafees but now he has a chance to make it possible.

"Actually I'm not thinking about the World Cup right at the moment rather my main target is to take it match-by-match. I am looking forward to contribute something for my team in the series. I know only performance can confirm my place in the national team," he said.

On the other hand Siddons said that there would be no excuse for them for not getting better after appointment of the specialists fielding coach Julian Fountain and bowling coach Ian Pont, who will join the team today.

"I just read the newspaper and saw the CV [of the new bowling coach]. Julian [Fountain] knows him quite well and I spoke to him. I approved him after the board confirmed him as a bowling coach," said Siddons when asked about Pont.

"It's fantastic that the fast bowlers getting a coach so there would be no excuse for not getting better. Fast bowlers are showing really good signs. We only need a spin bowling coach, not from outside, but from here," he added.

About Ashraful's exclusion, Siddons said: "Ashraful is still an important player for us but he is out of form, runs and confidence.

"Rokibul [Hasan] is back, our openers are solid and number three position is also solid as [Zunaed Siddiqui] Imroze is scoring runs. He [Ashraful] has to beat Naeem [Islam], [Mahmudullah] Riyad and Rokibul to come to the team. He can get his form back by scoring runs in the domestic competitions by January," observed Siddons.

jisaan
September 16, 2010, 01:15 AM
(english version of the above PA report from Daily star)
"Rokibul [Hasan] is back, our openers are solid and number three position is also solid as [Zunaed Siddiqui] Imroze is scoring runs. He [Ashraful] has to beat Naeem [Islam], [Mahmudullah] Riyad and Rokibul to come to the team. He can get his form back by scoring runs in the domestic competitions by January," observed Siddons.

Tamim injured
Ashraful dropped
Aftab out

Too many slow players in this line-up! not a single specialist batsman to capitalize the power play! it's all left to Mashrafe!:sick:

Ingredients suited for a 1985 ODI team! not 2010!

lamisa
September 16, 2010, 04:24 AM
^^^exactly!that's why i wanted to see nazim open with imrul.tamim's injury is just a misfortune but seriously u don't want ash to play in the odi team?he's so out of form,he plays even slower than imrul nowadays and u want him to be the one to capitalize PP?and as for aftab,he seems to have forgotten how to hold a bat straight!

Rabz
September 16, 2010, 05:27 AM
Saw his interview after he landed at HASINA. ( HAzrat Shahjalal INternational Airport).

Seemed like a easy going bloke who'd know how to work the young minds.

BANFAN
September 16, 2010, 07:43 AM
^^^exactly!that's why i wanted to see nazim open with imrul.tamim's injury is just a misfortune but seriously u don't want ash to play in the odi team?he's so out of form,he plays even slower than imrul nowadays and u want him to be the one to capitalize PP?and as for aftab,he seems to have forgotten how to hold a bat straight!

Me too, for the same reason.

shabbir
September 16, 2010, 07:52 AM
PONT thinks Masrafee and Lee bowl at same speed.Lee increased his speed by use of technology.
Just read this
http://bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=18869&pageTitle=details&editionID=1122

Zeeshan
September 16, 2010, 07:54 AM
lol @ HASINA

meazz1
September 16, 2010, 08:09 AM
Sounds good. A lot of change now: fielding, bowling, BCB CEO.. Hopefully it won't tilt results the other way.

All the best to Mr. Pont.

we want the result to tilt the other way. We have been on the loosing tune for the longest.

roman
September 16, 2010, 08:26 AM
PONT thinks Masrafee and Lee bowl at same speed.Lee increased his speed by use of technology.
Just read this
http://bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=18869&pageTitle=details&editionID=1122

Interesting, so does this mean that Rubel will be the fastest bowler in the world by using that technology?? oh pleaseeeee

Rabz
September 16, 2010, 08:47 AM
PONT thinks Masrafee and Lee bowl at same speed.Lee increased his speed by use of technology.
Just read this
http://bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=18869&pageTitle=details&editionID=1122

Oh my!! Hope its the jet lag talking !!
Mighty glad he didnt say Shujon could have bowled faster than Lillee if he had used technology.

Btw, can't read the article since BDKH doesnt support mozilla.

roman
September 16, 2010, 08:54 AM
Saw his interview after he landed at HASINA. ( HAzrat Shahjalal INternational Airport).

Seemed like a easy going bloke who'd know how to work the young minds.
Now thats called Mastermind :)...

roman
September 16, 2010, 09:01 AM
Me too, for the same reason.
Few years ago we were desperately looking for openers. I still remember those days when Biddyut, opee, Rokon and Golla were the only quality openers we had. Now we got many more options to choose from. Good sign for our cricket.

shakibrulz
September 16, 2010, 09:53 AM
Oh my!! Hope its the jet lag talking !!
Mighty glad he didnt say Shujon could have bowled faster than Lillee if he had used technology.

Btw, can't read the article since BDKH doesnt support mozilla.

:-D

The guy should put a sock in it. It'd be good he improves the accuracy & pace by a yard or two at least. But better show it in action, whatever he says now sounds like a load of BS obviously.

nizzle
September 16, 2010, 10:15 AM
I just had a chat with Pont, he says hes in Mirpur with the team

beshideshi
September 16, 2010, 10:43 AM
PONT thinks Masrafee and Lee bowl at same speed.Lee increased his speed by use of technology.
Just read this
http://bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=18869&pageTitle=details&editionID=1122

No disrespect to Pont, [again, I am saying no disrespect] HA HA HA!! Brett Lee even with an injury can bowl faster than Mashrafe.

shakibrulz
September 16, 2010, 10:48 AM
No disrespect to Pont, [again, I am saying no disrespect] HA HA HA!! Brett Lee even with an injury can bowl faster than Mashrafe.

Lee in a wheelchair can bowl faster than Mashrafe.

roman
September 16, 2010, 10:50 AM
Lee in a wheelchair can bowl faster than Mashrafe.
what was he smoking? Bangladesh er pollution vora batash kheye Pont er matha mone hoi aulai gese...

jisaan
September 16, 2010, 10:58 AM
I just had a chat with Pont, he says hes in Mirpur with the team

and... has nazmul started bowling @170kph??? update please...

shakibrulz
September 16, 2010, 10:59 AM
what was he smoking? Bangladesh er pollution vora batash kheye Pont er matha mone hoi aulai gese...

1. What was he smoking - Same stuff when he smoked while bragging about 150 case bowler Atul 'Javelin' Sharma. Wish I had some of it. :(

2. Bangladesh er pollution vora batash kheye Pont er matha mone hoi aulai gese... - Ami bangla janina :shh:

jisaan
September 16, 2010, 11:02 AM
Saw his interview after he landed at HASINA. ( HAzrat Shahjalal INternational Airport).

Seemed like a easy going bloke who'd know how to work the young minds.

thank GOD, it was not raining as hard as it did late afternoon... orelse he would've landed at SHAHARA!:lol:

jisaan
September 16, 2010, 11:10 AM
^^^exactly!that's why i wanted to see nazim open with imrul.tamim's injury is just a misfortune but seriously u don't want ash to play in the odi team?he's so out of form,he plays even slower than imrul nowadays and u want him to be the one to capitalize PP?and as for aftab,he seems to have forgotten how to hold a bat straight!

no groans/moans for ash/aftab... it's kind of a rue!
however... agree with you... at least nazim would've been a far better choice... nafees would be fighting for his 2nd life... he might be even slower than imrul/rok/mahmud/mushy.... all of them!
this team is taking us nowhere... unless we bundle them out below 150 in an xtra-ordinary day!

even the Zimbos wud be making mockery of us with stroke makers like masakadza, taylor, taibu, matsikinyeri... and off course Chigumbura

we already got bitter tastes of that agt Ireland & Holland...:hairpull::hairpull::hairpull:

Murad
September 16, 2010, 01:28 PM
http://www.thedailystar.net/photo/2010/09/17/2010-09-17__sp51.jpg

Pont vows to 'tame Tigers'

"I want the guys to be the best version of themselves, but I wouldn't compare them to anyone because someone's got to be the best, the ninth and the fifteenth in the world," said Pont, adding, "I think there is enormous talent in Bangladesh, though untamed. You can call them the untamed Tigers."

"They have a new captain [Mashrafe Bin Mortaza] who is also leading the bowling attack," he added.

Mashrafe, who met Pont during Tigers' training session, said it helps when the coach is positive from the onset. "We can learn a lot from him and if we can master an extraordinary slower ball, we can do really well in the one-dayers," he said.

Pont however admitted that it is too little time before the five-match one-day series against New Zealand.

"Two weeks before the series against New Zealand is not ideal but we will be taking mini-steps towards the World Cup. The Zimbabwe series will be a preamble and then we have January to build up for the World Cup, so in one sense there is enough time before that.

"These are really exciting times here and I'm sure the fans would be behind the players. I will help the fast bowlers, share a few things and learn from them as well," he added.

The 49-year-old Englishman will start working with the Tigers from today after arriving early on Thursday morning. He immediately met his colleagues in the coaching staff, one of whom he met for the time.

"I don't know him [Jamie Siddons] from a tree but I met him now and I think he provides them with leadership. My friend [and England coach] Andy Flower told me that Siddons is a top guy so I'm looking forward to working with him," said Pont and added that he knew Julian Fountain quite well from their days of working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Pont's only endeavour into international cricket has so far been as the assistant coach of the Netherlands, an associate cricket country. But when asked of a lack of success at this level, Pont shot back: "Not really. I have worked with Dale Steyn, he's No 1 in the world so it doesn't get any bigger than that."

The 27-year-old Steyn spent six weeks with Pont eight years ago which changed the South African from being an out and out tearaway to an intelligent bowler who uses pace with accuracy, something that Pont specialises in.

"My background is at teaching speed and accuracy together. Coaches don't think it is possible but its called Dale Steyn. Brett Lee is also like that -- fast and accurate.

"That is how I will help them technically and technology-wise, I will be using a lot of video footage and that would also help me get over the language barrier with the players because I can show them what I mean in the video," he explained.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=154762

auntu
September 16, 2010, 01:37 PM
http://www.banglanews24.org/newlocation/images/imgAll/bin-sm20100916174730.gif

[বাংলা]পন্টকে মাশরাফির পছন্দ

বাংলানিউজটোয়েন্ট ফোর.কম.বিডি

ঢাকা: অপেক্ষার পালা শেষ। পেসারদের তৈরি হওয়ার সময় এসেছে। মাশরাফি বিন মুর্তজারাও মুখিয়ে আছেন বোলিং কোচ ইয়ান পন্টের কাছ থেকে নতুন নতুন কৌশল শেখার আগ্রহ নিয়ে। শুক্রবার সকাল থেকেই কাজে লেগে যাবেন পন্ট।

অধিনায়কের সঙ্গে নতুন কোচের দেখা হয়েছে। হায় হ্যালোর বেশি কথা হয়নি। বিমান ভ্রমণের কান্তি কাটাতে বেলা ১১টার দিকে মিরপুর শেরেবাংলা জাতীয় ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম ছেড়ে সোজা হোটেলে চলে যান পন্ট। তখন মাশরাফিদের কঠোর অনুশীলন চলছে। এক ফাকে সাংবাদিকদের সঙ্গে নতুন কোচ সম্পর্কে কিছু বলতে হয় অধিনায়ককে।

কোচের ইতিবাচক মানসিকতা ভালো লেগেছে মাশরাফির। বাংলাদেশকে নিয়ে অনেক প্রশংসাসূচক কথা বলেছেন পন্ট। ক্রিকেটারদের কাছে সেই বার্তা পৌঁছে গেছে বাতাসের বেগে। অধিনায়কের ভাষায়,“কোচ প্রথম থেকেই ইতিবাচক হলে খুবই ভালো। নিউজিল্যান্ড সিরিজের আগে আমাদের হাতে সময় কম। খুব ভালো হয়েছে পন্ট চলে এসেছেন। আশা করি কাল (শুক্রবার) থেকেই কাজ করতে পাবো।”

জাতীয় দলের বোলিং কোচ হওয়ার কথা ছিলো দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকার সাবেক অল-রাউন্ডার ল্যান্স কুজনারের। সেই জায়গায় এখন ইংলিংশ বোলিং বিশেষজ্ঞ ইয়ান পন্ট। পেস বোলারদের জন্য বাইবেল লিখেছেন। তার কাছ থেকেই মন্ত্র শিখবেন রুবেল হোসেন, শফিউল ইসলাম, নাজমুল হোসেনরা। তাদের নেতার ভূমিকায় থাকবেন মাশরাফি।

গতি আর নিশানা ভেদের কৌশল শেখান পন্ট। কিন্তু মাশরাফিদের চাই নিখুঁতভাবে বল পিচ করানোর মন্ত্র। সঙ্গে সুইং বলের গাঁথুনি। নেতা বলছিলেন,“পেসটা নির্ভর করে একজন বোলারের বেসিকের ওপর। আমি মনে করি সঠিক জায়গায় বল ফেলা এবং সুইং শেখা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। একেক কোচের একেক থিওরি। আমরা চেষ্টা করবো জায়গায় বল করা এবং সুইং ঠিক করে নিতে। এর বাইরে যদি তার পরিকল্পনা থাকলে ভালো।”

একদিনের ক্রিকেট এখন অনেকটাই বদলে গেছে। রানের কথা মাথায় রেখেই তৈরি হয় উইকেট। সেখান থেকেই ফায়দা তুলতে হয় পেস বোলারদের। ব্যাটসম্যানদের পরাস্ত করতে বোলারদের নানা কৌশল শিখতে হয়। মাশরাফিরও এই বিশ্বাস,“ওয়ানডেতে বোলিং বৈচিত্র দরকার। বোলিংয়ে যতবেশি বৈচিত্র থাকবে সাফল্যও আসবে বেশি। বিশেষ করে প্রথম ১৫ ওভার এবং শেষের দিকে পেসারদের জন্য বলিংটা কঠিন হয়ে উঠেছে। সেক্ষেত্রে ভালো কিছু শিখতে পারলে অবশ্যই কাজে লাগবে।”[/বাংলা]
Link: (http://www.banglanews24.org/newlocation/bangla/detailsnews.php?nssl=5c843bd82838f70b8321b95e2f1a8 4ef&nttl=201009178537&toppos=2)

riankhan
September 16, 2010, 01:54 PM
'

"That is how I will help them technically and technology-wise, I will be using a lot of video footage and that would also help me get over the language barrier with the players because I can show them what I mean in the video," he explained.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=154762

Nice read....thanks for sharing

roman
September 16, 2010, 02:18 PM
"I think there is enormous talent in Bangladesh"...Really got tired of this statement. Everytime someone new comes to coach BD, let it be cricket or soccer, this is the first statement that will come out of him...Notun kisu bolo vai

Nadim
September 16, 2010, 02:38 PM
"I think there is enormous talent in Bangladesh.
lol 24 gonta na hoite eto talent kemne bahir korlo mr pont??

chapa baji r vallagena!!
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

roman
September 16, 2010, 02:56 PM
Pont in Chacha Out...Chacha Quits BCB..

সিডন্সের সঙ্গে তাঁর সম্পর্কটা কখনোই তেমন উষ্ণ ছিল না। দিনে দিনে সম্পর্কটা বিরোধের দিকেই মোড় নিচ্ছিল বলে জানেন জাতীয় দলের সহকারী কোচ খালেদ মাহমুদের ঘনিষ্ঠজনরা। সম্প্রতি তাঁর কাজের সুযোগ আরো সীমিত করে দেওয়ার ক্ষোভে শেষ পর্যন্ত পদত্যাগই করে বসলেন বাংলাদেশ দলের সাবেক এ অধিনায়ক। শুধু যে জাতীয় দলের সঙ্গেই সম্পর্ক ছেদ করছেন, তা নয়। বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ডের সব ধরনের কর্মকাণ্ড থেকেই তাঁকে অব্যাহতি দেওয়ার কথা উল্লেখ করেছেন পদত্যাগপত্রে।
বিশ্বস্ত সূত্রের খবর, ৫ সেপ্টেম্বর মাহমুদ তাঁর পদত্যাগপত্র জমা দেন বিসিবির সাবেক ভারপ্রাপ্ত প্রধান নির্বাহী ও ডেপুটি জেনারেল ম্যানেজার নিজামউদ্দিন চৌধুরীর কাছে। প্রথমে তাঁর পদত্যাগপত্র গ্রহণে অপারগতা প্রকাশ করা হয়। এবং বুঝিয়েসুঝিয়ে মাহমুদের মত বদলানোর পদক্ষেপও নেওয়া হয়। কিন্তু মাহমুদ নিজ সিদ্ধান্তে অটল থাকেন। পদত্যাগের বিষয়ে তাঁর সঙ্গে যোগাযোগ করা হলে মাহমুদ এর সত্যতা স্বীকার করেছেন। তবে সিডন্সের সঙ্গে তাঁর টানাপড়েন নিয়ে কোনো মন্তব্য করতে চাননি, 'আমি ব্যক্তিগত কারণে পদত্যাগ করার সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছি। বোর্ডে পদত্যাগপত্রও জমা দিয়েছি। এর বাইরে আমার কিছু বলার নেই।' ৪ অক্টোবর পর্যন্ত এক মাসের নোটিশ দিয়ে পদত্যাগপত্র জমা দিয়েছেন তিনি। বিসিবির কাছ থেকে ছাড়পত্র মিললে ঘরোয়া ক্রিকেটে কোচিং নিয়ে ব্যস্ত হয়ে পড়বেন। আসন্ন প্রিমিয়ার ক্রিকেট লিগে তিনি আবাহনীর কোচ হিসেবে চুক্তিবদ্ধ হচ্ছেন।

roman
September 16, 2010, 03:36 PM
Another article on Prothom Alo...
http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-09-17/news/94024

rashed411
September 16, 2010, 04:36 PM
Pont in Chacha Out...Chacha Quits BCB..

Haire kopal...:hairpull: Abar ki hoilo?

MohammedC
September 16, 2010, 04:47 PM
Hold on was not going to be the team manager and the reason he was used as a coach in recent time is because we did not had a bowling coach.

nizzle
September 16, 2010, 04:50 PM
and... has nazmul started bowling @170kph??? update please...

hahahahaha, he had only just got there. I think I was speaking to him this afternoon.

Habib
September 16, 2010, 05:03 PM
What's all this fuss about slower ball? Knowing his recent performances, Mash will try slower balls on all six deliveries when he's being hit. Mash needs to focus on improving his yorker more.

reyme
September 16, 2010, 08:16 PM
Saw his interview after he landed at HASINA. ( HAzrat Shahjalal INternational Airport).


HASINA! So now we know why the name was changed to this! Brilliant Discovery, mastermind indeed !

By the way, the new airport will be named as Bangabandhu International Airport!
And we already have Bangabandhu Bridge, Hospital, Stadium, Conference Center, Road, Museum and so on. BD: Bangabandhu Desh? BCB: Bangabandhu Cricket Board?
I propose AL to BL: Bangabandhu League.:-D

yaseer
September 16, 2010, 09:18 PM
Good luck to the new bowling coach.
I am optimistic and feel BCB has made a good choice at the end. Much much better than Klusener.

al-Sagar
September 16, 2010, 10:25 PM
<img src="http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2010/2010_09_17/content_zoom/2010_09_17_22_4_b.jpg" width="695" height="516">

al-Sagar
September 16, 2010, 10:30 PM
(ENGLISH VERSION OF ABOVE ARTICLE)

Pont vows to 'tame Tigers' (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=154762)

New bowling coach Ian Pont has vowed to make the bowlers "the best version of themselves" after arriving in Dhaka yesterday for his six-month stint with the Tigers.

Speaking to the media minutes after he entered the practice facilities at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, he also expressed excitement at working with a Test-playing country for the first time and gave an idea as to how he would be working with the bowlers.

"I want the guys to be the best version of themselves, but I wouldn't compare them to anyone because someone's got to be the best, the ninth and the fifteenth in the world," said Pont, adding, "I think there is enormous talent in Bangladesh, though untamed. You can call them the untamed Tigers."

"They have a new captain [Mashrafe Bin Mortaza] who is also leading the bowling attack," he added.

Mashrafe, who met Pont during Tigers' training session, said it helps when the coach is positive from the onset. "We can learn a lot from him and if we can master an extraordinary slower ball, we can do really well in the one-dayers," he said.

Pont however admitted that it is too little time before the five-match one-day series against New Zealand.

"Two weeks before the series against New Zealand is not ideal but we will be taking mini-steps towards the World Cup. The Zimbabwe series will be a preamble and then we have January to build up for the World Cup, so in one sense there is enough time before that.

"These are really exciting times here and I'm sure the fans would be behind the players. I will help the fast bowlers, share a few things and learn from them as well," he added.

The 49-year-old Englishman will start working with the Tigers from today after arriving early on Thursday morning. He immediately met his colleagues in the coaching staff, one of whom he met for the time.

"I don't know him [Jamie Siddons] from a tree but I met him now and I think he provides them with leadership. My friend [and England coach] Andy Flower told me that Siddons is a top guy so I'm looking forward to working with him," said Pont and added that he knew Julian Fountain quite well from their days of working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Pont's only endeavour into international cricket has so far been as the assistant coach of the Netherlands, an associate cricket country. But when asked of a lack of success at this level, Pont shot back: "Not really. I have worked with Dale Steyn, he's No 1 in the world so it doesn't get any bigger than that."

The 27-year-old Steyn spent six weeks with Pont eight years ago which changed the South African from being an out and out tearaway to an intelligent bowler who uses pace with accuracy, something that Pont specialises in.

"My background is at teaching speed and accuracy together. Coaches don't think it is possible but its called Dale Steyn. Brett Lee is also like that -- fast and accurate.

"That is how I will help them technically and technology-wise, I will be using a lot of video footage and that would also help me get over the language barrier with the players because I can show them what I mean in the video," he explained.

Reputed to be one of the top bowling coaches going around, Pont was appointed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after Lance Klusener turned down the offer earlier this month.

The inclusion of the versatile Pont gives Tigers' coaching staff an all-round feel as almost every base is now covered ahead of the showpiece event in six months time.

lamisa
September 17, 2010, 04:41 AM
bangladesh e ashate toh ponter facebook friends mone hoy digoon hoye jabe!

riankhan
September 17, 2010, 04:51 AM
bangladesh e ashate toh ponter facebook friends mone hoy digoon hoye jabe!

Lol.........I added him yesterday.
And now hunting for Julian Fontaine.... :blush:

al-Sagar
September 17, 2010, 05:52 AM
Lol.........I added him yesterday.
And now hunting for Julian Fontaine.... :blush:

what about SIDDONS ????

al-Sagar
September 17, 2010, 05:55 AM
bangladesh e ashate toh ponter facebook friends mone hoy digoon hoye jabe!

just checked auntu bhai and ur posts on IAN's wall'

looks like u two are fighting out to be his assistant.

riankhan
September 17, 2010, 06:33 AM
what about siddons ????

টাকলু কে বেশ ভই লাগে ।/:)

Naimul_Hd
September 17, 2010, 08:58 AM
Ian Pont's message to me on fb !

Ian Pont September 17 at 11:51pm
thanks chum... I hope the BD fans get behind me because it's a tough role to make a difference in a short time. As long as the players want to improve I can help :)

so, is he thinking that his tenure is only till world cup ?? It would be real shame for BCB if they cant retain him for longer period !

Ajfar
September 17, 2010, 10:14 AM
Ian Pont's message to me on fb !



so, is he thinking that his tenure is only till world cup ?? It would be real shame for BCB if they cant retain him for longer period !

Lets wait and see what he has to offer. For all we know he might be worse than Champaka, so lets see what happens up till the World Cup and than we'll go from there.

Rabz
September 17, 2010, 10:38 AM
Well, his initial contract is till the world cup. So naturally at this point, he can't talk anything more than that. His objectives, and rightly so, would be to get some results in the world cup.

If his impact is positive and both BCB and he wants to extend his contract, that is something to be decided only after the world cup.

roman
September 17, 2010, 11:10 AM
^^^ Well its way too early to say if Pont is good or not. Lets wait till Zim series to get a clear picture.... But i do believe that if the student is not capable of learning, teacher dont matter much. We can all recall all our excitements when we got Whatmore. We all thought that BD will become a super power in cricket during his era. But all our anticipations and Whatmore's experience did not make BD a superpower, its the failure of our players not to exploit Whatmore properly. Sri Lanka did...

roman
September 17, 2010, 11:21 AM
HASINA! So now we know why the name was changed to this! Brilliant Discovery, mastermind indeed !

By the way, the new airport will be named as Bangabandhu International Airport!
And we already have Bangabandhu Bridge, Hospital, Stadium, Conference Center, Road, Museum and so on. BD: Bangabandhu Desh? BCB: Bangabandhu Cricket Board?
I propose AL to BL: Bangabandhu League.:-D

Might as well...

auntu
September 17, 2010, 01:02 PM
http://www.eprothomalo.com/contents/2010/2010_09_17/content_zoom/2010_09_17_22_2_b.jpg

reyme
September 17, 2010, 01:07 PM
I have to say, he looks great so far. He has the right attitude and definitely is a great person who can really help and teach our pacers and bowlers in general. I am glad that Kluesner did not take the job.

bujhee kom
September 17, 2010, 01:50 PM
I have to say, he looks great so far. He has the right attitude and definitely is a great person who can really help and teach our pacers and bowlers in general. I am glad that Kluesner did not take the job.

Exactly my thought too!

riankhan
September 17, 2010, 07:51 PM
Exactly my thought too!

Samajhdar Admi......with a wrong nick :-p

দাদা......{ছ|{ট| বেলার নিক টা চেঞ্জ করা যাই না?

Nafis 1718
September 18, 2010, 05:04 AM
I was just chatting wit Ian.He liked the weather here.Boys didnt go for practice today.He was watching some video clips so he had to go.He looks like a good guy.

auntu
September 18, 2010, 05:26 AM
I was just chatting wit Ian.He liked the weather here.Boys didnt go for practice today.He was watching some video clips so he had to go.He looks like a good guy.
That's good to know. Keep posting updates about Pont.

Nafis 1718
September 18, 2010, 05:36 AM
That's good to know. Keep posting updates about Pont.

He is in Facebook....you can add him.

riankhan
September 18, 2010, 05:57 AM
He is in Facebook....you can add him.

Thanks for the update Nafis
Auntu vai already added him!

dark mage
September 18, 2010, 08:10 AM
I like the choice. He is definitely better than Klusener and I hope, under his tutelage, Shafiul and Rubel will both become faster as I have seen both these bowlers can bowl really fast. Good luck to him. Oh one more thing, why do people keep saying Shahadat was fast? As far as I remember, he was never as fast as either Shafiul or Rubel. Mashrafee was about as fast as Shahadat before he got injured and started to concentrate more on accuracy.

I do feel a little pain for not grabbing a hold of Pollock though but Pont seems pretty reliable.

lamisa
September 18, 2010, 08:32 AM
just checked auntu bhai and ur posts on IAN's wall'

looks like u two are fighting out to be his assistant.

are na re bhai,it was just a welcome message!

auntu
September 18, 2010, 11:51 AM
just checked auntu bhai and ur posts on IAN's wall'

looks like u two are fighting out to be his assistant.
ANd what would you say about Razab'da? :)

Zeeshan
September 18, 2010, 08:58 PM
Ian Pont's account seems to be real. Lot of pics of BD too from his p.o.v.

Add him guys. =)

Ajfar
September 18, 2010, 09:08 PM
^ he is mad cool. This is really nice that he can give us update from time to time. I hope if we have a horrible bowling performance no one will bash himon FB that would just be wrong
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Trigger_Tiger
September 19, 2010, 08:20 AM
^ he is mad cool. This is really nice that he can give us update from time to time. I hope if we have a horrible bowling performance no one will bash himon FB that would just be wrong
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My fears exactly!

lamisa
September 19, 2010, 08:59 AM
^^^yes.after coming to bd,i am sure he's very impressed and flattered by our friendliness and hospitality but he surely doesn't know what's in store for him if our pacers suck in the future!

al-Sagar
September 19, 2010, 08:08 PM
<img src="http://www.edailystar.com/contents/2010/2010_09_20/content_zoom/2010_09_20_17_10_b.jpg" width="698" height="473">

Tiger Manc
September 21, 2010, 08:55 AM
He is in Facebook....you can add him.

well he seems to be endearing himself to the bangladesh faithful...so far the signs are positive.

lamisa
September 21, 2010, 09:17 AM
how come no one posted his interview with PA here?

Tiger Manc
September 21, 2010, 09:19 AM
^^^ can someone translate it as well please.

Beamer
September 21, 2010, 10:46 AM
Ian Pont's account seems to be real. Lot of pics of BD too from his p.o.v.

Add him guys. =)

Now you are stalking the coach :lol:

roman
September 21, 2010, 11:02 AM
http://www.prothom-alo.com/resize/maxDim/460x1000/img/uploads/media/2010-09-19-17-19-32-040760100-pont.jpg ইয়ান পন্ট



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 প্রথম দিনটা কেমন কাটল অনুশীলনে?
ইয়ান পন্ট: খুব ভালো একটা সেশন হলো। সবাইকে আলাদা আলাদা দেখলাম। তাদের মধ্যে অনেকেই আছে যারা প্রতিভাবান। তবে কিছু জায়গায় উন্নতি করতে হবে, বোলিংয়ে আরও নিয়ন্ত্রণ আনতে হবে। সব মিলিয়ে দলটা দেখে আমি রোমাঞ্চিত। এদের জন্য সত্যিই কিছু করতে চাই।
 কিন্তু প্রথম দিনেই তো বৃষ্টির বাধা। ইনডোরে অনুশীলন করতে হলো...
পন্ট: হ্যাঁ, ঘাসের উইকেটে প্র্যাকটিস করতে পারলে ভালো হতো। কী আর করা, আবহাওয়ার ওপরে তো কারও হাত নেই। আবহাওয়ার সঙ্গে মানিয়ে নিতেই হবে। তবে ছেলেদের আগ্রহ দেখে খুব ভালো লেগেছে। অনুশীলনে কঠোর পরিশ্রম করছে তারা। শুরুটাকে ভালোই বলব, আসলেই আমি খুশি।
 নতুন দায়িত্ব নিয়ে কীভাবে এগোবেন, সেটা নিশ্চয়ই ঠিক করেছেন?
পন্ট: প্রাথমিকভাবে হয়তো তাদের নিয়ে আরও কিছু মৌলিক বিষয়ে কাজ করতে হবে। তবে তাদের দক্ষতা খারাপ নয়। এখানে আমার কাজের একটা অংশই হবে দক্ষতা বাড়ানো। তবে সবার আগে খেলোয়াড়দের জানার আগ্রহ থাকতে হবে। আমি চাই, কেউ যেন পিছিয়ে না পড়ে। পুরো দলটাকে একসঙ্গে এগিয়ে নিতে হবে।
 ক্রিকেটারদের সঙ্গে যোগাযোগে ভাষাগত সমস্যা হচ্ছে?
পন্ট: অনেকে ভালো ইংরেজি বলে। অনেকে আবার অতটা ভালো বলতে পারে না। আমার বাংলাও যেমন ভয়ংকর...। তার পরও আমার মনে হয় না সমস্যা হবে। অন্য কোচরা আছেন। তাঁরা সাহায্য করবেন। তবে ক্রিকেটে ভিডিও ফুটেজ বা শ্যাডো অ্যাকশন করেও অনেক কিছু বোঝানো যায়। তারা যদি বুঝতে পারে আমি কী বলতে চাই, সেটাই যথেষ্ট।
 আপনার চুক্তি বিশ্বকাপ পর্যন্ত। এই ছয় মাসে বোলারদের মধ্যে কতটুকু উন্নতি আনা সম্ভব?
পন্ট: এটা একটা প্রক্রিয়া, এর জন্য সময় দরকার। একজন ক্রিকেটারের জীবনে ছয় মাস খুবই অল্প সময়। আমি চাইব, ছেলেরা যেন কঠোর পরিশ্রম করে, নতুন কিছু করার চেষ্টা করে। এই দলে এমন দু-একজন আছে যারা বিশ্ব পর্যায়েই খুব ভালো বোলার হতে পারে। অনেকের গতি খুব ভালো। এর সঙ্গে যদি নিয়ন্ত্রণটা আরও ভালো হয়, তাহলে তো অসাধারণ।
 সব মিলিয়ে তাহলে আশাবাদী আপনি...
পন্ট: আমি সব সময়ই আশাবাদী। নিউজিল্যান্ড সিরিজের আগে বেশি সময় না পেলেও জিম্বাবুয়ে সিরিজের আগে কিছুদিন সময় পাব। এরপর বিশ্বকাপের আগে আরও কিছুদিন সময় থাকবে হাতে। আবহাওয়া ভালো থাকলে, সঙ্গে ছেলেরাও যদি এই অনুশীলনে অভ্যস্ত হয়ে ওঠে, আমি তাদের গতি বাড়ানো নিয়ে কাজ করব। ক্রিকেটে আরেকটা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ দিক মানসিকতা। মানসিকতা ঠিক থাকলে যেকোনো কিছু করা সম্ভব।
 তাহলে আপাতত কী নিয়ে কাজ করবেন আপনি?
পন্ট: নিউজিল্যান্ড সিরিজের আর মাত্র দুই সপ্তাহ বাকি। এখন বলের ওপর নিয়ন্ত্রণটা ঠিক আছে কি না, সেটাই দেখা জরুরি। আপাতত এ নিয়েই কাজ করব, সঙ্গে চেষ্টা করব বোলিংয়ে কিছু বৈচিত্র্য আনার।

auntu
September 21, 2010, 01:17 PM
[বাংলা]অনেকে ভালো ইংরেজি বলে। অনেকে আবার অতটা ভালো বলতে পারে না। আমার বাংলাও যেমন ভয়ংকর...।[/বাংলা]

[বাংলা]পারস্পারিক শ্রদ্ধাবোধ...ভালো লাগলো। [/বাংলা]

Equinox
September 21, 2010, 01:24 PM
Like what I'm seeing so far.

roman
September 21, 2010, 03:02 PM
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'বাংলাদেশে আসার পর থেকেই তোমাকে মনে মনে খুঁজছিলাম', ইয়ান লেসলি পন্টের কণ্ঠের উষ্ণতায় বাষ্পরুদ্ধ সৈয়দ গোলাম কিবরিয়া আশিকের, 'আমিও আপনাকে দেখে চিনেছি। কিন্তু ভয়ে পরিচয় দিচ্ছিলাম না। আপনি ন্যাশনাল টিমের কোচ। আর আমি...।' প্রায় পাঁচ বছর পর দুই ভিনদেশির পুনর্মিলনে মিশেছিল আবেগের গাঢ় স্রোত। যে স্রোতে সাঁতরে আবারও জমকালো ভবিষ্যতের স্বপ্ন দেখছেন বিসিবি একাডেমী এবং পেস ফাউন্ডেশনের ছাত্র আশিক। সে স্বপ্ন ২১ বছর বয়সী এ তরুণের চোখে ফিরিয়ে এনেছেন জাতীয় দলের বোলিং কোচ পন্ট।
'আমি এক্সাইটেড! ভাবিনি একজন বিদেশি পাঁচ বছর পরও আমাকে মনে রাখবেন', নামটা আশিকেরও মনে ছিল না, 'প্রথম যেদিন ইনডোরে দেখি, চেনা চেনা লাগছিল। তবে সেদিনই নিশ্চিত হতে পারিনি যে তিনি-ই সেই কোচ।' হ্যাঁ, ইয়ান পন্টের বোলিং ক্লাসের প্রথম বাংলাদেশি ছাত্র আশিক। ২০০৬ সালে ভারতের এমআরএফ ফাউন্ডেশনে এক মাসের প্রশিক্ষণে গিয়েছিলেন বিকেএসপির ছাত্র আশিক। একই সময়ে ইংল্যান্ড থেকে ২৫ জনের একটি গ্রুপকে অস্ট্রেলিয়ার সাবেক গ্রেট ডেনিস লিলির দরবারে নিয়ে এসেছিলেন পন্ট। প্রথম দিনের পর থেকে লিলি খুব অল্প সময়ের জন্যই পেয়েছিলেন আশিককে। কারণ তাঁর বোলিং যে মনে ধরে গিয়েছিল পন্টের, 'আমি যেখানেই কোচিং করাই, দুজন বোলারের অ্যাকশন দেখাই ছাত্রদের। একজন ওয়াকার ইউনিস। অন্যজন তুমি।' পোস্টকার্ড আকৃতির লেমিনেট করা ফটোফ্রেমের একপাশে ওয়াকার এবং উল্টোদিকে নিজের ছবি দেখে বিস্মিত আশিক, 'আমি স্বপ্নেও ভাবিনি!'
না, ভাববেন না যে ওয়াকার ইউনিস ও গোলাম কিবরিয়া আশিকের বোলিং অ্যাকশনে মিল আছে। গতিময় বোলিংয়ে ভক্ত ইয়ান পন্ট আশিকের ছবি এবং ফুটেজ যত্ন করে রেখে দিয়েছেন গতির কারণে। ওয়াকার একধরনের অ্যাকশনে নিয়মিত নব্বই মাইলের ওপরে বোলিং করতেন। আশিক নিজের বোলিংয়ের গতি জানেন ২০০৮ সালে, '৮৫ মাইল। সঙ্গে আউট সুইং ছিল বলেই পন্ট আমাকে তাঁর নেটে ডেকে নিয়ে গিয়ে সবাইকে দেখিয়েছিলেন'। সে সময় নিশ্চিতভাবেই আশিকের মাঝে সম্ভাবনার আলোও দেখেছিলেন পন্ট। নইলে কেন খুঁজে বের করে জানতে চাইবেন, 'তুমি এখন কোথায় খেলছ?' যে প্রশ্নে একটু কুঁকড়ে গেলেন আশিক, 'একাডেমীতে আছি। জাতীয় দলের নেটেও বোলিং করছি।' যদিও এমআরএফ থেকে ফিরে ২০০৮ সালে যুব বিশ্বকাপ খেলা এ তরুণের স্বপ্নটা ছিল অন্য রকম, 'অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ বিশ্বকাপের সময় টার্গেট করেছিলাম ২০১১ বিশ্বকাপ খেলব, কিন্তু টাইফয়েডের কারণে পুরো একটা বছর পিছিয়ে গেছি।'
একবার নয়, ২০০৯ সালে দুইবার টাইফয়েডের জীবাণু বাসা বেঁধেছিল গোলাম কিবরিয়া আশিকের পাকস্থলীতে। যা পেশির শক্তি অনেকটাই শুঁষে নিয়েছে বলে চিকিৎসকের কাছে জেনেছেন তিনি, 'মাসলগুলো এখনো আগের মতো শক্ত হয়নি। তাই সেই গতি নেই। তবে আমি জানি ধীরে ধীরে সেই শক্তি ফিরে পাব। ২০১১ বিশ্বকাপ নিয়ে দুঃখ করি না। বিশ্বকাপ আরো আছে।' তার এ আত্মবিশ্বাসের সঙ্গে পন্টের যোগ আছে, 'জাতীয় দলের পর সময় পেলে তিনি (পন্ট) নিশ্চয়ই আমাদের সঙ্গেও কাজ করবেন।'
যে তরুণকে মনে মনে খুঁজে বের করেছেন, যাকে নিজের কোচিং ম্যানুয়েলের অংশ বানিয়ে ফেলেছেন, নেত্রকোনার সেই আশিককে হাতে-কলমে সোৎসাহেই শেখাবেন ইয়ান পন্ট। যদি 'মাশরাফি বিন মর্তুজা' হওয়া যায়! ইয়ান পন্টের ছায়ায় নিজের 'আদর্শ'কে ছুঁতে চান আশিক।

BD Tigers
September 21, 2010, 08:33 PM
Now this is interesting. Too bad for Ashique that he had typhoid. May Allah give him HIS blessings so that he can get his strength back.

LBW103
September 21, 2010, 10:29 PM
can someone please above article translate into english

max410
September 21, 2010, 10:49 PM
he should be in the training camp atleast even if Ashiq does not get chance to play

jisaan
September 21, 2010, 11:46 PM
Can we get him here at BC Forum?

jisaan
September 21, 2010, 11:47 PM
Sure he would love our company.

Ajfar
September 22, 2010, 12:04 AM
^ That's a really good Idea. He seems really interested in our cricket. I'm pretty sure he knows about this site already, hopefully he'll join in the near future.

jisaan
September 22, 2010, 01:05 AM
Comparing Ian vs Mashrafe vs Ashik, he seems to be in the range of 5 ft.10 inch... not bad in our context. and if he can bowl outswingers @ 85mph (i.e. 137 kph), we are looking at a real good prospect for not-so-distant future.

now the all important question -
when do we open a thread for Mr. Golam Kibria Ashique? :-p

jisaan
September 22, 2010, 01:57 AM
^ That's a really good Idea. He seems really interested in our cricket. I'm pretty sure he knows about this site already, hopefully he'll join in the near future.

People who are friends with Ian, can send him the link of this website.

btw ---- ur signature is amazing. hope, once my 'extreme love' for 'team india' is over :-p, i will be using this for sometime, if you don't mind.

max410
September 22, 2010, 05:30 AM
I have added him in fb i am sure he cant share his thoughts to us or make him join our bd cricket team fb group so he can share his thoughts and ideas for improvements

Tiger Manc
September 22, 2010, 09:07 AM
Comparing Ian vs Mashrafe vs Ashik, he seems to be in the range of 5 ft.10 inch... not bad in our context. and if he can bowl outswingers @ 85mph (i.e. 137 kph), we are looking at a real good prospect for not-so-distant future.

now the all important question -
when do we open a thread for Mr. Golam Kibria Ashique? :-p

Who is he? I've never heard of him, can you share with us some more information please.

Tiger Manc
September 22, 2010, 09:10 AM
It would be so cool if Ian comes on here and shares his views with us. Guys can you invite him please.

roman
September 22, 2010, 09:10 AM
^^^ there is an article about Golam Kibria Ashique on pg 5. There is a picture of him shaking hand with Pont

Tiger Manc
September 22, 2010, 09:13 AM
^^ can you translate please

roman
September 22, 2010, 09:57 AM
^^ I'll try to give you a summary... Ashiq met Pont 5 years ago when he went to MRF in India for training. Pont liked his bowling very much becasuse Ashiq had 85mph pace and was capable of producing great outswing. Ashiq was Pont's first Bangladeshi student. Pont wrote a manual for Pace bowlers and Pont posted pictures of Ashiq and waqar's bowling actions there. After Ashiq came back to BD he lost his pace due to illness. Now that he met Pont again after 5 years he is dreaming to be in national team soon...

Tiger Manc
September 22, 2010, 10:02 AM
Wow sounds like a good story. Thanks for the summary.

jisaan
September 22, 2010, 10:24 AM
^^ I'll try to give you a summary... Ashiq met Pont 5 years ago when he went to MRF in India for training. Pont liked his bowling very much becasuse Ashiq had 85mph pace and was capable of producing great outswing. Ashiq was Pont's first Bangladeshi student. Pont wrote a manual for Pace bowlers and Pont posted pictures of Ashiq and waqar's bowling actions there. After Ashiq came back to BD he lost his pace due to illness. Now that he met Pont again after 5 years he is dreaming to be in national team soon...

Good summary.
let me add something more-
a BKSP product, Ashique represented BD U-19 in youth world cup. His muscles got weakened due to typhoid (suffered twice in 2009) and his dreams to play 2011 world cup got shattered.
at present, he is in the Academy team and assists national team as a net bowler. he's hoping that Ian would work with them (the emerging crop of pacers) besides looking after the National Team.

jisaan
September 22, 2010, 10:30 AM
http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/198/198098/198098.html
http://www.cricketarchive.com/pictures/18/18197.jpg
Bangladesh batsman Golam Kibria in action against Australia in the ICC Under-19 World Cup, 28 Thursday 2008

jisaan
September 22, 2010, 11:34 AM
ull name Syed Golam Kibria Born August 28, 1989
Current age 21 years 25 days
Major teams Bangladesh Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast


Profile
Golam Kibriya is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has been selected in Bangladesh's squad for the Under-19 World cup in Malaysia in 2008. He looks up to Brett Lee for his ability to take crucial wickets.
Cricinfo staff February 2008

http://www.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/300620.html

lamisa
September 22, 2010, 11:45 AM
bc te kono khobor i chhoraite beshi time lage na dekhi!very efficient!

lamisa
September 22, 2010, 11:49 AM
http://www.newagebd.com/2010/sep/22/spt.html
there you go,this is the illustrated article

jisaan
September 22, 2010, 01:37 PM
thx for the link. Would serve good for a lot of ppl here who can't read bangla

lamisa
September 23, 2010, 11:02 AM
^^^no problem.i saw the paper at my khala's place last evening and when i got back home,i was wondering how come the day is almost over and no one has posted the link here in BC...

Habib
September 24, 2010, 04:42 AM
Not sure if it's really a good idea to have coaches visiting fan forum for various reasons.

ammark
September 24, 2010, 08:32 AM
^^ look up posts by "observer" then.

Habib
September 24, 2010, 09:17 AM
^^ look up posts by "observer" then.

You mean Richard McInns? I'm aware of that. He was an exception. Still it doesn't mean that any other coach should visit a fan forum. After all if our bowlers get thrashed in the upcoming series, BC's threads won't be a pleasure read for Pont. Also a coach's decision shouldn't be swayed by the fans' opinion. And do we really want him to know about all of BCB's incompetences that soon? He'll know about it in time. But if he joins BC, I shall be one of those who would welcome him with open arms.

lamisa
September 24, 2010, 09:32 AM
^^^it' not really a good idea for pont to visiting this forum,what with all the bashing and all.most of us have him on fb,we can let him know our ideas and thoughts on fb.no need to vist here and get disheartened but if he feels like joining,i am sure he will be most welcome here!

shakibrulz
September 24, 2010, 09:36 AM
If he gets influenced some random guys opinion in a forum, then honestly he won't qualify to be a coach. On a positive note, he can take all the inputs, and do what he feels is right. And I think an experienced coach like Pont would fall into the second category. BTW he even has a facebook account, so does it really matter?

roman
September 24, 2010, 09:38 AM
lol ...do you really think he'll listen to our ideas on FB? This guy has vast experience. But if he joins here I am sure we all will welcome him very much.

Tiger Manc
September 24, 2010, 09:40 AM
I take it Pont only works with the fast bowlers. We could've done with a spin bowling coach to aid the likes of Shuvo who are coming through as well as to aid some of the experienced players like raj who are going through a bad patch.

roman
September 24, 2010, 09:46 AM
I take it Pont only works with the fast bowlers. We could've done with a spin bowling coach to aid the likes of Shuvo who are coming through as well as to aid some of the experienced players like raj who are going through a bad patch.

Salauddin is working with spinners atm

RazabQ
September 24, 2010, 10:23 AM
I think it's poor form to post entire conversations with someone on FB here. Provide a synopsis. Also, ask the other party if he/she's ok with you doing so.

As myself.

roman
September 24, 2010, 10:33 AM
I think it's poor form to post entire conversations with someone on FB here. Provide a synopsis. Also, ask the other party if he/she's ok with you doing so.

As myself.


You have nice guitar chord collections Razab vai. It'll be useful :)

cricman
October 5, 2010, 06:03 AM
Did u see those Slower Balls from Naz?

+ 1 for Mr. Pont

desirocker
October 5, 2010, 06:06 AM
congratulation goes to mr. pont as well as the entire team

Habib
October 5, 2010, 06:08 AM
Those were some nice slower balls in the end.

jeesh
October 5, 2010, 09:37 AM
Salauddin is working with spinners atm

Dont expect him to work wonders though. We need an experienced spin bowling coach who can even come in as a consultant. Doesnt necessarily have to be attached to the national team.

lamisa
October 5, 2010, 12:11 PM
yea,those 3 slower balls that went for dots in the last over were simply amazing to watch!this match was like dejavu..in the 2nd odi against england we scored around the 220 mark and even in the last over,it was a nail biting situation and shafi also bowled a good slower one...

auntu
October 5, 2010, 12:40 PM
Dont expect him to work wonders though. We need an experienced spin bowling coach who can even come in as a consultant. Doesnt necessarily have to be attached to the national team.
Salauddin is a very good spin bowling coach. There is a huge effort by him for our spinners present performance. He is unlucky that he doesn't get enough media attention like chacha.

Dilscoop
October 5, 2010, 01:00 PM
^^May be he should think about resigning. Or...or... make a sextape, those always seem to work.

I don't know what type of media attention he is looking for though

MohammedC
October 5, 2010, 01:04 PM
^^May be he should think about resigning

Salahuddin is not a attenton seeker like others. He has mentioned few time he will do anything for Bangladesh Cricket whether its with the national team or Ateam/academy. As long as he is involved with cricket he does not mind.

MarufH
October 5, 2010, 02:08 PM
My Management Team Would BE-

Whatmore - Head Coach
Siddons - Batting COach
Pont - Bowling
Salauddin - spin coach
Chacha - manager
Current bowling coach is fine.

Rifat
October 5, 2010, 02:11 PM
My Management Team Would BE-

Whatmore - Head Coach
Siddons - Batting COach
Pont - Bowling
Salauddin - spin coach
Chacha - manager
Current bowling coach is fine.

++1 Rifat "likes* this :up:

Rabz
October 5, 2010, 02:25 PM
Those slowers from Nazmul in the last over was amazing.

bujhee kom
October 5, 2010, 11:57 PM
Ian Pont dadake janai Laal Salaam! :flag:

BANFAN
October 6, 2010, 03:24 AM
My Management Team Would BE-

Whatmore - Head Coach
Siddons - Batting COach
Pont - Bowling
Salauddin - spin coach
Chacha - manager
Current bowling coach is fine.

You left the very important fielding coach of this matha bhari proshashon. :) IMO the Head coach should be one, who can take care of atleast one aspect himself (Batting, Bowling & Fielding).

MarufH
October 6, 2010, 03:26 PM
but but... what is whatmores specialty???

reyme
October 6, 2010, 03:40 PM
Whatmore's role? Topless Cheerleader.

IanW
October 7, 2010, 06:54 AM
I could care less if Rubel/Shaiful/Rajib can bump their speed up another 10+. It won't matter if they keep bowling all over the place. If they can't get their line and length right what the hell is the speed going to do.

Once you get up to that magic 90 mph/150kph+ zone, it will do everything you need it to.

Slower than that, batsmen can pick lines and pick you apart.

Faster than that, you are inside their reaction time, and they need to pick a line and hope.

Finally, if you have express pace and they dont, then it gets hard for them to pull out the big hammer and bowl to break jaws, toes and so on.

MarufH
October 7, 2010, 11:13 AM
Whatmore's role? Topless Cheerleader.


LOL. :floor:


On a serious note... if Mash can develop those slower balls... (and not get injured) then he will be unstoppable.

MohammedC
October 7, 2010, 12:56 PM
Ian Pont Inerviewed by Essex Chronicle & Gazette.

Pont excited about being new bowling coach with Bangladesh

How did your new role come about?
I had a call from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Bank Holiday Monday asking me to consider the position of national bowling coach.
The favourite for the post, former South African test player Lance Klusener, had decided against the role and that freed up the way for me to speak with the BCB and agree terms.
I think it is always exciting to work with a Test playing country.
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As a bowling coach, there is no higher position than a national coach to a country and what makes this doubly exciting is this is a World Cup winter.
I was at the last two World Cups and this one is extra special as Bangladesh are a host nation along with India and Sri Lanka.
The whole of Bangladesh will be crazy for cricket during the next few months.
Achievements depend greatly upon how the players respond to me. We have a slight language issue but other than that I should be able to get across some of my ideas.
At the moment Bangladesh are the lowest ranked of the Test playing countries so they are ripe for improvement.
That is the challenge in hand I feel – to help them improve their bowling so they can be far more competitive.
They have lost 25 out of the last 27 one day internationals so I want to help halt that slide and start going the other way.
I am here for six months and time is short but I do believe that positive steps can be taken.

Read Full (http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/sport/Pont-excited-new-bowling-coach-Bangladesh/article-2727757-detail/article.html)

Nocturnal
October 7, 2010, 01:02 PM
^^ Thank You Mo bhai :)

MohammedC
October 7, 2010, 01:06 PM
^^ Thank You Mo bhai :)

You are welcome. where did this advertise banner came in the middle of the post.

RazabQ
October 7, 2010, 02:56 PM
Once you get up to that magic 90 mph/150kph+ zone, it will do everything you need it to.

Slower than that, batsmen can pick lines and pick you apart.

Faster than that, you are inside their reaction time, and they need to pick a line and hope.

Finally, if you have express pace and they dont, then it gets hard for them to pull out the big hammer and bowl to break jaws, toes and so on.
Well said. Like it or not, dominant sides in history always have had good express bowlers. At least a pair of them. And if not express then they were very nippy and had outstanding swing/seam capabilities. There is a reason why India didn't become a Test power until they started reaping the rewards of the MRF pace academly.

With the proliferation of 20/20 type batsman I am telling you, the word is ripe for the country that can unleash some really fast bowlers who can beat up on flat track bullies.

Rabz
October 7, 2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the article Mo bhai.

Zeeshan
October 8, 2010, 03:03 AM
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/5807487" width="400" height="302" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/5807487">Cricket 101, Episode 4 - Fast Bowling</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1811698">Peter Della Penna</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

The man knows his stuff alright.

Zeeshan
October 8, 2010, 03:07 AM
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Zeeshan
October 8, 2010, 03:12 AM
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Zeeshan
October 8, 2010, 03:35 AM
Argh....dont wanna dump everything here.

Here is the link to his website:

http://www.maverickscricket.com/index.html

look out for articles and interviews there...