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Al-Amin on top for Tigers in T20Is


Al-Amin Hossain put up a great performance in the opening match of the Micromax Asia Cup T20 2016 against India. Having grabbed three wickets, he became the most successful bowler of his side. However, his heroics went in vain, with the Tigers eventually losing the match by a big margin of 45 runs.

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Al-Amin picked up one wicket in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) match. And then in the match against Sri Lanka, he once again emerged the most successful bowler of Tigers ranks. Al-Amin took a three-wicket haul yet another time, on this occasion while giving away 34 runs, to help the Tigers defend a under par score of 147 runs on a surface that finally provided some assistance for the batsmen.

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With 7 wickets to his name, Al-Amin is now leading the top wicket-takers chart in the tournament proper. Overall he is at the third position, behind UAE’s Mohammad Naveed and Amjad Javed, who took 11 and 9 wickets respectively. But both Naveed and Javed so far (before Pakistan-UAE match) played two matches more than Al-Amin because of their team’s participation in the Qualifiers.

Naturally Al-Amin is quite happy with his recent success. But he also added, “Actually I don’t think much about how many wickets I have taken. We have a match ahead against Pakistan and it’s the most important thing for me at the moment. We have to cut a good result, and I am just focusing on that.”

Not is it the first time Al-Amin is proving his worth in T20Is. Since his debut in T20I cricket against New Zealand in 2013, Al-Amin has been Bangladesh’s most successful bowler in T20Is. He has taken 27 wickets in 16 matches, while the second best Shakib Al Hasan has taken 22 wickets in 19 matches. To add to that, Al-Amin was also Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker in the ICC World T20 2014, bagging as many as 10 wickets.

Al-Amin is determined to keep up such good form in T20Is, “The more we play T20Is, the more confident we gain. And honestly, contributing to team’s success always comes first for me rather than any of the individual successes. I always try to do something for the team.”

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com

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