Sunil Joshi Tips Communication to Play Huge Role, ICC Announce Umpire Panel for Ban-Aus Series

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Sunil Joshi Tips Communication to Play Huge Role, ICC Announce Umpire Panel for Ban-Aus Series 

Sunil Joshi Tips Communication to Play Huge Role, ICC Announce Umpire Panel for Ban-Aus Series

Banking on his experience, the former Indian left-arm orthodox spinner Sunil Joshi is hopeful to see the youngsters emerging through the ranks while nursing the slow bowlers of Bangladesh during his short stint as a slow-bowling consultant.

“I’ll receive at least four to five sessions before the first Test in which I want to be introduced with them. I’ll make them accustomed with my work in this period,” Joshi was quoted as saying by Wisden India.

Optimistic coach:

Joshi has expressed his satisfaction and is ecstatic to enjoy the fresh role after Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has availed his services, for a period of around three weeks.

“I’m really excited; it’s a big opportunity for me. I’m eager to work with Bangladeshi spinners,” Joshi added.

The reports further suggested BCB board is mulling to extend Joshi’s coaching stint with Bangladesh after the completion of series against Steven Smith-led Australia.

However, Joshi believes the youngsters have stepped-up to give their best owing to the potential, as he is looking forward to improving the slow bowling department while adding the talent has to be taken care of.

“I’ve seen immense potential in spin bowling here; they have a number of quality spinners. I’ll try to enhance their capability according to my ability,” Joshi maintained.

The 47-year-old Gadag-born Joshi, who played 69 ODIs and 15 Tests for India, believes the communication has a significant role to play during his Bangladesh’s visit for the impending long format series.

“It will be really important to make good communication with them,” Joshi further added.

The Appointment:

On Monday (August 21), Joshi has been appointed as Bangladesh’s spin-bowling assistant and is bound to join the Mushfiqur Rahim-led Tigers, before the start of two-match Test series against Australia scheduled from 27th of this month at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.

“I’ve closely observed Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain. I’ve also noticed Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam,” Joshi said.

In 2016 during the Twenty20 World Cup, Joshi was at the helm for Oman before joining the Assam side in the Ranji Trophy season of 2016-17.

Pertinently, Joshi has also served as a coach for Jammu and Kashmir following his retirement from first-class set-up in 2011.

Having the vast experience on his back Joshi bagged 615 wickets in 160 first-class matches. He also claimed 41 scalps in Tests and 69 in ODIs during his five-year international stint.

ICC’s Umpire Panel List:

Three umpires appointed by ICC to officiate the Bangladesh-Australia Test series. Photo Credit: Web/Getty Images.

(Read Also: Sunil Joshi Appointed as Bangladesh’s Spin Bowling Coach)

The umpires for the Test series between hosts Bangladesh and Australia include Nigel Long from New Zealand followed by Ian Gould (England) and Aleem Dar of Pakistan. The on-field officials for the first Test will be Long and Aleem and Gould will be officiating as the third umpire.

(Read Further: Australia’s Two-day Warm-up Game Cancelled In Fatullah)

Interestingly, the Decision Review System (DRS) will also take place during the series which would be a stern test for the hosts.

Moreover, during the second Test scheduled in Chittagong from September 4, Aleem will act as a television umpire.

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