Mosaddek Hossain has been recalled into Bangladesh’s 15-man squad against Afghanistan for three T20Is next month. He last played limited overs cricket for Bangladesh in 2017 Champions Trophy. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “কথা দিয়ে ক্রিকেট হয় না”]
Mosaddek was out of selection after he suffered an eye injury before home series against Australia. He was back to international cricket for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in Chittagong Test.
After a long break, excited Mosaddek is now looking forward to use his strengths against Afghanistan.
“It was not a small break for me as I will wear the coloured jersey for Bangladesh after a year. Obviously, I am feeling good and it’s a new opportunity for me. If I think that I will do a lot of things then it won’t bring good results for me, but if I focus on my strengths and work accordingly then I can do well,” he said after the squad was announced Sunday.
Most of Mosaddek’s matches have been overseas. He has been in New Zealand too. On his ability to handle pace bowlers, he replied, “So far, I have played 25-26 matches for Bangladesh and among those I have played just three-four games at home. So whatever success I had, all were abroad, mostly in seaming conditions, and the opponents I played against hardly had any spinners. So it is needless to comment on whether I am good at playing pace or spin; time will tell the story.”
Mosaddek was in good form for Abahani Limited in Dhaka Premier League this year. He played his role as a finisher. He also said that DPL boosted his confidence.