Saifuddin happy to prove his batting ability
Bangladeshi all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin (C) is seen during a gym session in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday. – Photo BCB
Mohammad Saifuddin, the versatile bowling player from Bangladesh, was happy to show off his abilities with the bat in the second one-day international match against Zimbabwe, which he has been trying to do since arriving on the international stage.
“Opportunities don’t present themselves frequently. I have not proven myself as a drummer on the international scene so I wanted … Yesterday [Sunday] I have to show some of my abilities, ” Saifuddin said in a video message on Monday.
From a promising all-rounder in age-level cricket, Saifuddin has grown into a point guard who could beat order in the national team a bit.
The team’s insistence on bringing him down to number eight or nine in the batting order played a role in his decline as a hitter, but Saifuddin himself failed to seize the few opportunities that arose. are presented to him.
On Sunday, Saifuddin had another such opportunity when he came out at bat at number nine with the score of 173-7.
Saifuddin had to lend his support to Shakib Al Hasan, who was leading a lone battle, by holding the other end, which hitters before him failed to do.
Feni’s all-rounder did very well; scoring 28 points with the bat and helping Bangladesh win the three-game series against the hosts with one game in hand.
In addition to securing a victory that earned Bangladesh an additional 10 points in the ICC ODI Super League and solidified their number two position on the points table, Saifuddin fulfilled a childhood dream.
“It was a pressure situation, but I was ready to handle it. Whether we were going to win or not was not in my head, I was only trying to maintain my process. At this point the team needed 70 odd races to win, ”he said.
“Honestly, I have always dreamed of forming a winning partnership with Shakib bhai since I was a child. Maybe I’ve said this several times before. Yesterday [Sunday] I had the opportunity. I did my best to make it memorable.
Bangladesh are just one unequivocal victory for Zimbabwe in the ODI Series, something the Tigers have never achieved against hosts Zimbabwe.
After a convincing victory in the first ODI, Bangladesh secured a rambling victory in the following match where they survived to the skin of their teeth.
Saifuddin, however, is confident about the team’s chances of winning Game 3 if they stay true to their processes.
“There is no way to take Zimbabwe lightly as every team is strong at home. That is why we are playing with more focus, giving 100 percent of our effort. We aim to make a clean sweep in every set. If we stick to our process, we’ll win 3-0. ‘
The match will start at 1:30 p.m. Bangladesh Standard Time at Harare Sports Club Ground.