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Experience gained in NZ will come in handy for Bangla bowlers: Walsh

February 06, 2017 22:03 IST

'We are trying to strike the right balance and get them match-ready. The one problem is inexperience. They haven't played a lot of Tests between them. The board is trying to give them more exposure. It is a step in the right direction. It will be better for the team to play more outside home'

Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed is congratulated by teammates after dismissing New Zealand's Tom Latham during their recently concluded Test series on January 21, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

IMAGE: Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed is congratulated by teammates after dismissing New Zealand's Tom Latham during their recently concluded Test series on January 21, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

It will be a challenge for the Bangladesh pacers to bowl at Indian batsmen in the one-off Test match in Hyderabad starting Thursday (February 9), but the experience they gained in New Zealand should help them in the contest, says visiting team's bowling coach Courtney Walsh.

"I was impressed (in New Zealand). They are a work in progress. This is another challenge. The experience that they gained there (New Zealand) will help them here. They have been working pretty hard," he told reporters on Monday.

Ahead of the Test, the Bangladesh side played a warm-up match against India A at the Gymkhana grounds.

The Bangladesh team management is trying to get more exposure for the young players, Walsh said.

"We are trying to strike the right balance and get them match-ready. The one problem is inexperience. They haven't played a lot of Tests between them. The board is trying to give them more exposure. It is a step in the right direction. It will be better for the team to play more outside home," he said.

Referring to a number of catches that went down against New Zealand, Walsh said Bangladesh players should focus on moving ahead rather than thinking about past failures.

"Once you are in the game, catches are going to be dropped. I told them not to worry about it. Think about the next one," he said.

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