DHAKA – Fast bowler Rubel Hossain believes the competition amongst the fast bowlers would eventually bring up a good result for Bangladesh cricket as it was craving for a good pace bowling group.
Rubel said personally he enjoyed the competition as it inspired him to get better every day.
“I am satisfied with my bowling. Because the way I want to bowl, according to me and the team’s plan, I think I’m bowling that way, especially with the new ball. I think everything is fine. So Alhamdulillah I am very happy,” Rubel said here today.
“I think it’s a very good sign. Because every pace bowler, every cricketer has worked a lot during this pandemic, you see. I think the pace bowlers are getting good results now,” he added.
He went on to say: “And it’s good to have competition. This is very good for the Bangladesh team because if there is competition, a particular pacer will try to get better every day and then his performance and everything will be different. I also enjoy it a lot, I like it when there is competition.”
Rubel thanked BCB to organize the BCB President’s Cup which he said turned out to be a platform for the cricketers to test themselves and to perform better.
“At the time of Corona, we were waiting to see when we would hit the field. In this case, BCB has taken a very good initiative. And I think this kind of tournament is a very good competition for our cricketers,” he opined.
“Everyone has come to play cricket, everyone is performing, especially the pace bowlers are doing very well. Some batsmen are also batting very well. This seems to me to be a very positive aspect, because there are many international games ahead. From here we will be able to return to good form. So I think it’s very good.”
What pleased him immensely was the domination of the fast bowlers who gave batsmen a torrid period in every game.
“Overall, the pace bowlers are dominating the tournament. You will see that in every match that the pace bowlers are bowling well. So I think the pace bowlers are doing well throughout the tournament,” he said.
“And the batsmen came on the field after many days. I think they will get the groove soon. There are some batsmen who are experienced, like Mushfiqur Bhai is doing much better. At the same time, Riyad bhai is also playing well. There are many who are batting well. I think the form of the batsmen will be fine,” he said.
Rubel who is playing for Mahmudullah XI expected that they will have a good game against Nazmul Xi in the final of the BCB President’s Cup tomorrow (Sunday).
“This is actually the final match. Whatever the level, the final is the final. We are not so worried about the final, because we have played a lot of finals before. Our preparation is the same as it was before in the previous matches. If we understand the role of everyone and can show the performance then positive results will come,” he concluded.BSS