Mustafizur Rahman shouldn’t be forced to play Test cricket – Shakib Al Hasan

Mustafizur Rahman hasn't played a Test since 2021. Image : AFP

Mustafizur Rahman hasn't played a Test since 2021. Image : AFP

Bangladesh’s recently delegated Test captain Shakib Al Hasan on Wednesday (June 15) said that Mustafizur Rahman ought not be constrained or driven into playing Test cricket and that any choice he takes on the arrangement ought to be regarded.

Bangladesh Cricket Board appeared to have finished all show encompassing the left-arm pacer’s Test future by including him for the impending two-match Test series against West Indies, booked to begin from June 16. Mustafizur, who last played red-ball cricket during the home series against West Indies in 2021, has been hesitant to play Tests and has focused on the need to single out designs to draw out his global vocation. Notwithstanding, the 26-year-old, who doesn’t have a Test contract for 2022, consented to play Test once more after BCB sent him a letter to clear his situation.

“All in all nothing remains to be persuaded. Since, in such a case that Mustafizur favors that he needs to play one-day or T20 then I figure we ought to regard that,” Shakib told correspondents just before the Antigua Test. “As he is in the series and I am certain he is propelled to play these two matches and that is significant as far as we’re concerned. As a chief I am engaged with these two matches and he looked extremely persuaded to play these two matches.

“In any case, in the drawn out I am don’t know what the future holds and regardless of whether he needs to play Test yet I think each player has individual inclinations and decisions and there is something like safe place and we should regard that,” Shakib added.

Bangladesh will be looking at to make a new beginning under Shakib, who they re-delegated last month after Mominul Haque ventured down directly following unfortunate outcomes and his own decreasing structure with the bat. Shakib’s two past stretches as Test chief saw the group win three and lose 11 of the 14 installations.

Shakib was additionally commander on Bangladesh’s last visit to West Indies in 2018 where they were packaged out for their most reduced Test score of 43 in the main innings of the Antigua Test. The veteran cricketer anticipates that the pitch should play distinctively this time around. “I think it is totally an alternate wicket as you said it was four years back and focused on me it was a superior wicket. Fourth innings will be more diligently to bat since spinners will become possibly the most important factor. Yet, significantly, how we bat in the main innings at whatever point we are batting.

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“Batting first or bowling initially won’t have any effect as long as you do it competently. We need to plan for everything and I think young men are ready to take on the situation.”

Shakib conceded Bangladesh’s structure in the longest configuration had plunged after the highs of a Test win in New Zealand and wanted to introduce a positive brand of cricket in his third stretch as chief in this organization. “We haven’t played well in Test cricket as of late yet this is an opportunity we can discredit everybody and we can do all around well and take it from that point. On the off chance that we truly do well in this Test match I figure it will be a generally excellent beginning stage for this entire series,” he said.

“There are many folks who coming in. I think Joy( Mahmudul Hasan) is our opener batsman and he had done well in New Zealand and South Africa and it will be one more test for him. He has the ability to accomplish something all around well for Bangladesh cricket. Raza is another quick bowler whom we can turn upward to and there are a few different folks. Mehidy Miraj is back in the group and it’s a major lift for ourselves and there is Nurul Hasan who is in and out yet he is in extraordinary touch in homegrown cricket and ideally he can place that exhibition into global cricket and give some pleasure for Bangladesh cricket,” he added.

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