Bangladesh team head coach Russell Domingo has expressed his disappointment at the nature of the wicket in Chattogram as he believes it will not assist the fast bowlers much.
There has been talk leading up to the first Test against West Indies that the Tigers could field a spin-heavy bowling attack.
"We have some exciting new fast bowlers coming through. Taskin (Ahmed) is bowling at a good pace, Hasan Mahmud is exciting. Ebadot (Hossain) and (Abu Jayed) Rahi have done really well. Khaled (Ahemd) is in the picture. But looking at the wickets in Chittagong, the pace bowlers don't seem to be too much of a threat. It is an unfortunate thing. It just seems to be the nature of the wicket," Domingo told the media on Monday.
However, Domingo explained that Bangladesh need to play to their strengths on home conditions and get the team selection right.
"We have to make sure we play to our strengths. We are very committed to getting some fast bowlers through the system. We have shown that in our one-day side where we are trying to develop our fast bowling stock. When we go away from home, they will be crucially important for us. But we also can't be stupid to pick out-and-out pace attacks when you are playing on wickets that don't offer them anything. It is also very difficult for bowlers to make debuts on these type of pitches. I will have some discussions with the selectors to make sure we have the right balance between pace and spin. We will look at the conditions once against tomorrow. We will make a final decision on the make-up of the team, once we have seen the pitch one day before the Test," he concluded.
Bangladesh face West Indies in the first Test on February 3 in Chattogram