Cricketing action has been on hold in Bangladesh due to the Covid-19 pandemic and cricketers had to spend a long time indoors. They returned to training after a long hiatus in July and many of them are finding things difficult after such a long break.
Some of them lost the rhythm slightly. One of them is all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz. The right-arm off-spinner stated that he was finding it difficult to bring control to his bowling after such a long break.
"I've started bowling in Mirpur after almost 5-6 months. But I am finding it a bit tough to bring back the control. It's all about making yourself fit as soon as possible and get ready to play," Miraz said.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made four grounds across the country available for cricketers to practice individually on July 19. Miraz started training from July 20 in Khulna. He also did some bowling practice there as well but finding it hard to bring back the rhythm. "I trained in Khulna, bowled there too. I have started bowling in Mirpur as well. The beginning hasn't been great but I am trying to come into my own in terms of bowling," he remarked.
"I've working on the aspects which I need to improve. I have spoken to my coach about this too," Miraz added.
Miraz's beginning in the international cricket was nothing short of extraordinary. But he himself reckons that he couldn't live up to the expectations in the last few series: "My first three years in international cricket was great. But I couldn't perform in the last two-three series as well as I would've liked. Then came the lockdown, obstructing me from working on my bowling. There's a series ahead and I will try my best to get back to rhythm and do what I used to do."
The 22-year old is also working on how to do well overseas as a spinner. "It's always challenging for us spinners to do well away from home. More emphasis should be given on line and length. We don't get much assistance from the wicket too," he stated.
In addition, he said, "I've been trying to figure out the aspects I need to work on to do well overseas. I have spoken to Daniel Vettori and he has given us special tips about this. I hope that we will get to work with him more so that we can learn more from him."
Not only Miraz, but also many others are struggling to find the rhythm after such a long break. But the youngster hopes that all of them will come into their own on time.