Mustafizur wants to play in all formats of cricket


Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman trashed the notion of not giving Test cricket much importance, stating that he wants to be a player of all formats of cricket, reports BSS.

He said that he is now working on his fitness and other skills which could give him the assurance of being available in all three formats.

“I want to play all formats of cricket and currently I am working on my fitness and other skills,” Mustafizur said here today after the skill session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

“I am trying to do what I need to improve my bowling skill, fitness and others which could be handy to make me regular in all formats of cricket.”

One of the key features to be a good Test bowler is to bring the ball in, which Mustafizur is unable to do throughout his career. Mustafizur’s main weapon is his cutter and slower, with which he brought up success in the shorter version of cricket.

Mustafizur knows that and said he works on that particular aspect by the help of bowling coach Ottis Gibson.

“Before the outbreak of coronavirus, Gibson showed me some grips as to how to bring the ball in. I have been still working on that and by the grace of Allah, it is going well. But I know I need to work much to be an expert on doing that,” he remarked.

While he is trying to bring the ball in, he also is working on other aspects of the bowling.

“It’s been one month and five days since I came to Dhaka. Firstly I bowled in short run up—I mean in two or three steps. I have also done this at home. But when I came to Dhaka, I started [bowling] from the beginning. At the start, I was focused on running and gym and then started bowling to batsman with other bowlers. Everything is going fine overall,” he said.