Originally Posted by tiger_army
He didnt mention about the entire team, he mentioned our fast bowlers will struggle in the tour which is valid. I havent seen any of our fast bowlers are doing great in BPL. BPL is just 4 overs game but in SL they have to bowl 10-15 overs per day. I dont think our fast bowlers are prepared for that. I watched the recent Aus- SL T20 from the ground and i saw them practicing before the game. These SL young players are physically fitter then the Australian team. Their catching, throwing, ground fielding were top quality. Kulasekara was bowling 125-130 kmph but he killed the aussie batsman with his swing. Their young batsmen werent scared to go against the aussie bowlers. I dont think BPL is enough to prepare for this tough tour.
Our fast bowling is a huge liability for us. you need quality fast bowling to take 10 wickets, which rarely happens for us. Spin alone will not always bail us out particularly on hard, flat hit me surfaces. Time to groom guys like Abu Jayed, Taskin, Abul Hasan for the longer formats as none of our other pacers have really delivered, Nazmul keeps getting ignored.
What we can do with Nazmul is that play him in tests, but give him shorter bowling spells to reduce the risk of injury.