Rubel happy with Tigers’ bowling depth


In a country renowned for its spin bowlers, Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain says he is happy with the seam bowling depth that the Tigers currently have at their disposal.

Besides Rubel, the Asian side has had a strong contingent of paceman emerge over the last couple of years.

The 20 year-old Taskin Ahmed impressed during the World Cup while recently another 20 year-old, left-armer Mustafizur Rahman, made a sensational entry into international cricket.

Rubel credits a lot of the good work the bowlers are doing to bowling coach Heath Streak, who himself was an accomplished seamer for Zimbabwe for many years.

The 25 year-old Rubel said: "As far as the competition is concerned, there are definitely many at the moment due to the number of fast bowlers coming up in the country.

"But whatever the case, it is really great for the future of Bangladesh cricket, and for us as well, individually, because now it is known to us that unless we don't turn in good performances in a consistent basis, we won't remain in the team as there are always some better replacements in store.

"So this type of competition acts as a sort of challenge. And I am not talking about myself only, rather it is the case for all the bowlers.

"He (Heath Streak) is a very good coach. And especially for us the faster men, it's always a very good thing to have someone of his qualification around because he guides us a lot."

The Tigers are preparing to host Australia in a two-Test series starting next month.