Ashok Dinda is a good player, says Waqar Younis

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:05 [IST]
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Kolkata, Mar 19: Former Pakistan speedstar Waqar Younis says Bengal medium pacer Ashok Dinda has it in him to become a Test cricketer provided he makes a little adjustments to his bowling.

Impressed with the 29-year-old Dinda's performance in the coaching session organised by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) under its 'Vision 2020' programme, Younis said, "Our objective is to work on his weaknesses in the next six months so that he can be a Test player."

Ashok Dinda is a good player, says Waqar

The three-day camp ended here yesterday.

"Dinda is a good player. I had seen him earlier also. And I don't suggest any major change in his bowling. But a few things in his bowling have to be adjusted to make him a better bowler," the 42-year-old Younis told reporters.

Dinda, who represented the country in a T20 international against Sri Lanka is yet to earn a Test cap.

The session was held at the Jadavpur University cricket ground in Salt Lake area.

CAB has undertaken the 'Vision 2020' programme for next three years under the supervision of former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, to fine-tune the skills of Bengal's players.

Besides Younis, Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralithran has also given tips while Ganguly is looking after the batting department.

A world record holder in Test cricket, Muralithaaran is also happy with the spinning talent of Bengal.

"There are good talents in spin bowling department in Bengal and I am sure they would be able to prove their mettle soon," Muralitharan said.

The CAB has called about 200 players from its affiliated clubs for this camp and would assess their performance from time to time.

The duo would be back again after three months to monitor the progress.


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