Walsh has done a great 'job' with Bangladesh bowlers

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Walsh has done a great job with Bangladesh bowlers
Courtney Walsh (right) speaks to captain Mashrafe Mortaza.

Dubai - Manager Khaled Mahmud says the boys really love him and they have deep respect for him

By Rituraj Borkakoty

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Published: Fri 28 Sep 2018, 10:24 PM

Last updated: Sat 29 Sep 2018, 12:27 AM

The Bangladesh pace bowlers have improved a lot after West Indies legend Courtney Walsh joined the team as bowling coach, according to team manager Khaled Mahmud.

Walsh, the first bowler to take reach the 500-wicket mark in Test cricket, was appointed Bangladesh bowling coach in August, 2016.

And the Jamaican giant will continue until the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

"It's great to have him. A guy like Courtney is a true legend of the game. With him the boys are learning so many things," Mahmud, the hero of Bangladesh's famous win over Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup, told Khaleej Times during an interview.

"It's not only the bowling skills, it's also about the experience he is sharing with our bowlers. It has been great. The boys really love him and they have deep respect for him," Mahmud added.

Not just Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman, even Bangladesh's 34-year-old captain Mashrafe Mortaza has added another dimension to his game after Walsh joined the Bangladesh team, according to Mahmud.

"I think Courtney has done an outstanding job for us. You can see that in the way Rubel, Mustafi and Mashrafe have been bowling after he came. They are all bowling so well after Courtney came on board. They are learning from him all the time," said Mahmud who played 12 Test matches and 77 one-day games for Bangladesh.


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