Prepare for another spin onslaught, Younus tells Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (Reuters) – Batsman  Younus Khan warned Bangladesh to get ready to face yet another  onslaught from Pakistan’s feared spinning attack as the teams  got ready for the two-test series that begins in Chittagong today.

Bangladesh struggled to put up any form of defence during  the recent one-dayers, with Pakistan spinners taking all 10  wickets in the final ODI to help the visitors to a 3-0 series  sweep.

Younus said Bangladesh could expect more of the same  treatment in the tests and, when asked if the hosts had any  chance of stretching the contest into a fifth day, he said:  “Nobody knows, only God knows how long they will survive.

Younus Khan

“The spinners we have at the moment all are top grade,  especially Abdur Rehman is a top performer.
“He played excellent in the last few series. He was not  getting a chance in the one-day side because of other spinners.  But he got a chance last match and played very well.”

Mohammad Hafeez, Rehman, Saeed Ajmal and Shoaib Malik sent  Bangladesh into a spin during that third one-dayer earlier this  week, with the hosts losing their last nine wickets for 50 runs.

Younus said such performances would be a big boost for  Pakistan.
“Another good thing is all the spinners are in good form.  Bowlers win you test matches. In this context we can say we have  some match-winning bowlers,” he said.

The seamers bowled only three overs for Pakistan in the  final one-dayer as they defended a modest 177-run total to post  their 22nd consecutive ODI win against Bangladesh.

The second test will be held in Dhaka from Dec. 17.

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