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Old April 29, 2003, 07:02 PM
Sham Sham is offline
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Guys, this is priceless. I think its a good idea though to bring this guy in but "chinaman kuddus"?!?!? HAHAHAHA.

From Daily Star

Grameen Phone Test Series

'Chinaman' Kuddus at Tigers' nets!

Sports Reporter

The Bangladesh cricket team turned to their own 'chinaman' bowler in a bid to counter the mystery of South Africa's Paul Adams before going into the second Test, starting at the Bangabandhu National Stadium tomorrow.
Mohammad Kuddus, the 14-year-old ball boy of Mohammedan Sporting Club who has the uncanny ability of imitating the South African spinner, was called into action during the Tigers' net session at the BNS in the morning.

Affectionately called 'Paul Kuddus' for his similarity with Adams, the young lad bowled a variety of deliveries to each Bangladesh batsman.

"We called him especially to get our players accustomed to Paul Adams' unusual bowling action," said coach Sarwar Imran.

Adams baffled the Bangladesh batsmen in the first Test at Chittagong and went on to claim a match-haul of ten wickets. His second innings effort of 5-37 gave the visitors an innings and 60-run victory.

Imran felt it was Adams' action rather than his turn that troubled his batsmen more in Chittagong. He was equally concerned about the lack of bite in the home team's bowling which could only claim two wickets at the MA Aziz Stadium as the Proteas plundered 470 runs.

"There is nothing in the wicket for the faster bowlers in Dhaka. So we are also thinking of using Alok Kapali's leg-spin more during the second Test," he said.

Bangladesh are likely to make one change for the second Test with left-arm spinner Mohammed Rafique playing in place of Enamul Hoque who failed to make any impression in Chittagong.

Captain Khaled Mahmud wanted to put on an all round improved performance.

His South African counterpart Graeme Smith was also expecting a better effort from Bangladesh in the second Test.

"There were some flashes of individual brilliance but if they are to succeed they have to be more united in their effort," said Smith.

The youngest-ever South African captain said that the difference between the two sides was their tradition.

"We are both young sides. But South Africa enjoys a rich cricket heritage," said the 22-year-old after practice in the afternoon.

Although the witty Smith said that the team for the second Test would be announced 'half an hour before the match' but there was a strong possibility of the Proteas opting for a second spinner by dropping left-arm seamer Charl Willoughby. If that happens then left-arm spinner Robin Peterson might make his debut.

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