View Full Version : Why is our batting not developing as our bowling?

February 16, 2005, 12:27 PM
Going by the experiences of other countries (especially Asian countries) shouldn't it be easier to develop batsmen than bowlers?

In another thread, someone asked that being a team from Asia, why is our bowling developing way faster than our batting.

The reasons that I think behind this are:

1) Our batsman are too much used to playing on batting tracks where good batting technique is not a neccessity. So, when they go abroad, they find it difficult to score freely in addition to facing quality opposition.

2) Before, during and just after World Cup 1999, we had a very experienced & well established batting line up; who had experience of playing cricket either domestically or internationally - so their batting was obviously far better than our current batting line up. (I'm not comparing batsman of 2 generations here)

3) Condition of our domestic cricket - our national players who are playing at the International level, did not play in our national league last few years (or may be just the last year?) So the youngsters who are coming in to the national team, they lack the experience of playing 4 day matches even for the domestic sides.

Another question was why there is no ODI century till now after Mehrab's maiden ODI hundred. Until now, I don't have answer to that question. Aftab Ahmed, on the last 5th ODI vs Zimbabwe went very close to a hundred and Rajin Saleh also before that against India.

February 16, 2005, 12:57 PM
I agree with fwullah.

1 reason mastering batting takes time is that batting is not only a natural skill (unlike fast bowling which starts with natural skills) but it also needs a lot more hard work.

Bangladesh needs a permanent batting coach, may be hire Javeed Mindad. It will be worth the investment.

February 16, 2005, 01:11 PM
the odi game talks averages, look at the averages of batsmen of other teams, most of them are in the 30's some 40's and 50's. We need a few players aaverage, in 30+, by getting runs. Our battin averages in odi cricket is poor, most of the players average under 20