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Abu Jayed Rahi eyeing swing bowling accomplishment in World Cup

Uncapped Abu Jayed Rahi emerged as the most delightful surprise package in the newly announced World Cup squad of Bangladesh. Though his inclusion has been speculated around because of Taskin Ahmed’s running out of fitness, the 25 year old right arm medium pacer is yet to play any limited over matches for the country.

Jayed ready to take responsibility

“It was surprising to me. I hoped I can be in the 20-member squad. So, I was surprised when I heard I’m in the 15-member squad,” Abu Jayed told the media after the announcement by chief selector Minhazul Abedin today.

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While explaining the decision, chief selector noted Rahi’s ability to swing the ball as the catalyst behind his selection.

“He can swing the ball and we felt that can add value to our bowling attack”, Abdein said.

Abu Jayed Rahi, hailed from Sylhet, also mirrored the perspective of the chief selector and said he is looking forward to apply the ability to swing the ball in English condition.

“I got the call for my ability to swing the ball. Mashrafe bhai told me earlier that he is optimistic about my ability to swing the ball since we’ll play the World Cup in England. I’m also hopeful about doing well,”

Jayed said.

Ahead of the World Cup, Bangladesh will be involved in a tri-series comprising of Ireland and West Indies before playing warm-up matches against India and Pakistan.

The Tigers are expected to leave the country for United Kingdom in the first week of May.

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