all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin's career has been repeatedly hampered by injuries. He is yet to play any international match after being sidelined with an injury during the T20 World Cup last November.
He’s also excluded from the central agreement of the board. However, Saifuddin wants to return to international cricket again with the Asia Cup.
This year's Asia Cup will start in the United Arab Emirates on August 27. Despite having played two World Cups in both formats, Saifuddin has never played in the Asia Cup, not even in the Under-19 team. This all-rounder wants to achieve the feat of playing the Asia Cup this time.
He said, “Every player has a goal to play in the Asia Cup. I have not played Asia Cup for U-19 team either. I played two ICC events but did not play in the Asia Cup. It has an added thrill to it. If I get a chance, I will definitely be happy.”
However, the selection panel and medical team will decide whether Saifuddin will play in the Asia Cup or not. After getting treatment from India
, he is doing skill training for 2 days. Once he gets the fitness clearance, he will also play a warm-up match against the HP team for the Chaya team in Khulna.
Saifuddin added, “Actually, I don't know anything. I was treated by the medical team and asked to play a practice match. Selectors will determine whether I will be in the Asia Cup or not. I am happy to be able to play in the field again.”
Even though the 26-year-old all-rounder was called to the ongoing West Indies
tour team, he himself said that he’s not fit to play. But there are still 20 days left for the start of the Asia Cup. He further said, “Alhamdulillah, I bowled full runup today from the beginning. The intensity may not have been 100%. I will slowly develop day by day. I understand the situation. I am confident because I feel better than before.”