Taijul aims at helping juniors to improve quickly
Taijul Islam, who has established himself as a mainstay in the Bangladesh Test squad since making his debut in 2014, said he is looking forward to sharing his experiences with the youngsters of the team.
Apart from Shakib Al Hasan, other members in the Bangladesh spin department like Nayeem Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are less experienced than Taijul. So the 28-year-old left-arm spinner wants to help them to make improvements quickly.
“By the grace of Allah, I have played 6 or 7 years. Now I have some experiences under my belt, so I feel that I have to help my juniors. I want to share with them whatever I have in me. I think it will help them to improve faster,” said Taijul ahead of the first Test against West Indies.
He also shared how Shakib Al Hasan’s assistance has been instrumental in his own success.
“I have learned many things from Shakib bhai. And I always try to apply those [in the game]. Aside from that, I even try and do things that are required even before Shakib bhai asks me to,” said Taijul after Thursday’s (January 28) practice session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
With the first Test scheduled to begin on February 3, Taijul believes he has had good preparation of late.
“We are going to play at home after a long time. Maybe everything will not be easy, But personally I have been practising for some time now. I was also with the ODI team, which helped me to prepare better. Insha Allah I will not face any big problems.”
Taijul was also optimistic that the partnership between him, Shakib, Miraz and Nayeem will prove to be fruitful in the impending Test series.
“The spinners get a huge help whenever Shakib bhai is around. He understands the batsmen’ movement beforehand and shares that with us. So I hope that me, Shakib bhai, Miraz and Nayeem will be able to form a good partnership and do something good [in the upcoming Test against West Indies],” he opined.