Langeveldt focuses on developing core fast bowling group

Bangladesh’s newly appointed fast bowling Coach Charl Langeveldt stressed doing well outside of the country to make the nation a force to reckon with in all format of cricket.

Langeveldt believes the sub-continent team can dominate all condition if they have a core fast bowling group.

Showing the example of Indian fast bowlers, he said India has recently started winning Test matches in South Africa, Australia, England only after getting a core fast bowling group.

He said he will be focused on to prepare a core fast-bowling group for Bangladesh also in a bid to make them an indomitable team in all condition.

“New ball is important in one-day cricket and even in Test cricket, especially in these conditions. The test is going to be for me is, to find seamers who can bowl well outside Bangladesh.

If you look at India now, they got seamers and they can win the games in South Africa or Australia. So we have to find seamers and playing themselves so that we can compete,” Langeveldt said here on Wednesday.

One of the difficulties for Bangladeshi pacers are that they are not tall enough to extract bounce but Lengeveldt has the solution.

“It’s difficult if the guys are not tall enough. If he is not injured, might get extra bounce. But swing bowling, I could assist the guy in that terms where things help to swing the ball. If the guy knows, he needs to be consistent if he can’t swing. Be aggressive with line and length, that’s the key.”

Langeveld who succeeded legendary pacer Courtney Walsh as the fast bowling coach of Bangladesh said his philosophy will be different than Walsh.

“He (Walsh) was a great bowler but I have got a different philosophy in terms of coaching, my mind is different. Skill wise… I can help with all kind of stuff,” he said.

While Bangladeshi bowlers have the shortcoming to execute the plan of yorkers or bouncers, Lengvedlth said he believes he would be able to back up their problems in a different way.

“I still believe as a bowling coach, I have to go with the ball. If you can handle under pressure and be good. It’s one of the things you have to try in it. You have to bowl off the practice; you have to continue work, so you left the bowl yorker on our side of the bowling. But I always say, if you got a good change in pace, you need to be able to back that up with Yorker or bouncer,” he informed.

However, Charl Langeveldt believes that the familiarly among the support staff in the Bangladesh team will hold him in good stead during his stint with the team. He will work with chief coach Russell Domingo, batting coach Neil Mckenzie and fielding coach Ryan Cook as part of the Bangladesh coaching setup.

With as many as four South Africans as part of the support staff, Langeveldt says it’ll make his job easier.

“It makes it a lot easier. Of course, I have worked with Russell and he is a guy with good people skills. I thought it was excellent coming to the sub-continent and having Russell with me and McKenzie and Ryan Cook,” said Langeveldt.


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