‘Fazle Mahmud is a complete package’ – BCB selector Habibul Bashar

Fazle Mahmud's evolved batting was the main reason behind his selection in Bangladesh's ODI team for the three-match series against Zimbabwe, according to the coach Habibul Bashar. Bashar said that Mahmoud has become a much more stable hitter in the last three years, having started as a great hitter many years ago.

Mahmud connected two fiftys in three innings for Bangladesh A in Ireland in August, drawing the attention of Bashar, who was the tour selector. He also did 708 runs at an average of 47.20 at this year's Dhaka Premier League List-A, to clinch a good career in the last three years in national cricket. Bashar said that Mahmud offers the "complete package" with his left arm twist, his physical form and his field skills, in addition to his hitting.

"He had an interesting career," said Bashar. "[Fazle Mahmud] Rabbi was in the high performance squad about five or six years ago as a promising player, but then he lost his form, he has been in the race again for the last three years, and there is a remarkable change in his game in He had a good knock on Team A's tours, he's a little older, which we do not see much of when the players get their first call, but he's a cricketer, we needed a hitter and although he's not like Shakib, play a little.

"He started out as an extravagant and aggressive hitter in his early days, but I've noticed on the tour of Ireland that he can hit according to the needs of the team. Turn the blow, but still have the big shots. Now he is a complete hitter, who had a great influence on his team. He is also a good gardener and trumpeter, a complete package. "

Mohammad Saifuddin, the other new inclusion on the ODI side – according to Bashar – is a slightly more experimental option since the Bangladeshi thinktank wants a bowling game in everyone Despite the presence of Ariful Haque on the current side, Saifuddin is more likely to get the place due to his ability to bowl.

"We have been looking for a bowling game at number 7 of the ODI series of Zimbabwe. "Bashar said." [Soumya Sarkar and Ariful] are hitting the allrounders. We hope to hit first of them, and then play bowling. We chose Saifuddin because he is a bowler who can contribute with the bat.

"Over the years, Ariful focused on hitting, although he came on the scene as a bowler all over the world, and currently we can not expect him to play 10 pitches." He has played as a hitter throughout the world. world, but we want someone who can play 10 shots and hit as well. "

Bashar, however, said that Mominul Haque, one of the three batters to be eliminated from the Asian Cup team, should not have the thoughts of A permanent ODI location affects his test batting, Mominul and Soumya Sarkar did 14 and 33 runs in two matches each, respectively, while Mosaddek Hossain was able to collect only 39 runs in three starts Mosaddek had replaced Sabbir Rahman in the number 7, while Soumya, and Imrul Kayes, were included in the middle of the Asian Cup by BCB President Nazmul Hassan, after starters Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto failed on three occasions.

Mominul, who previous This year he became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score hundreds in the two innings of a test match, he won his place in the Asian Cup team through his 182 in a game of List A against Ireland A in August. Bashar feels that Mominul is changing his way of thinking towards the shorter format.

"It would have been great if Mominul had been in the races," Bashar said. "I've noticed that his batting has changed quite recently, I'm not sure if his ODI-mental batting will affect him in the tests, if it happens, it certainly would not be desirable, we have not seen him do well." in Tests in recent months, although he is one of our most important Test players. We need it in that format more than we need it in ODI. "

Bashar, however, said that Mominul was still" unlucky "to miss the ODI squad where he also focused on how some of them behave. the marginal players at the highest level. "I feel bad for Mominul, who had the bad luck of losing the national team," added Bashar. "His ODI career is far from over. Basically, we had to see other cricketers, and this is our best chance before the series against the West Indies and New Zealand and the World Cup.

"He had two strokes in the Asian Cup, what I feel is not enough for a batter, it would have been beneficial for him if he had run, but since he could not and we needed to see new players, we had to abandon him".

Bashar, however, was much less sympathetic to Mosaddek. He said: "We are not happy with Mosaddek's form, he has not been able to bat functionally." We are giving him a break, and we hope he will return between races in domestic cricket. "

source:- espncricinfo.com

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