World news – Rookie Hasan ready for tougher challenges

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Published: 23:22, January 24, 2021

Bangladeshi Pacer Hasan Mahmud (L) shares some thoughts with his teammate Rubel Hossain during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday. – BCB photo

National team’s latest pace sensation Hasan Mahmud is confident of bowling with the same tenacity that he shows in his debut series when he faces bigger opponents in international cricket in the future.

Hasan gave up on Wednesday made his debut in one-day internationals against the West Indies and made an immediate impression with his disciplined bowling and took 3-28 in his six overs.

Although the 21-year-old took a wicket and completed six runs per over in the second game, brought His pace and ability to move the ball in both directions gave him praise.

Bowling against a team with little to no experience in international cricket helped his cause, but the pacer said he had the same mindset would if he had to debut against tougher opposition.

« Yes, of course, » Hasan replied in an online press conference on Sunday when asked if his attitude was this It would be nice if he had debuted against a stronger team like India or England.

“You have to have this mental strength to play international cricket. Regardless of whether I play international or national cricket, I obviously can’t compromise on line, length and pace, ”he added.

Hasan made his international debut for the Tigers in March last year in a Twenty20 game against Zimbabwe.

He was part of all of the national team’s camps leading up to the West Indies series and was praised by the national team’s fast bowling coach Ottis Gibson for his work ethic and hunger for improvement.

The pacemaker with the right arm also said that the former head coach of South Africa is helping him improve his skills.

« The main theme of every bowling coach is almost the same. Whether they are local or foreign coaches, it’s pretty similar. He [Gibson] gives me some good advice. I do everything they tell me to make my line, length, york and slower balls more accurate. “

Hasan is considered to be one of the fastest pacemakers in the new crop of fast bowlers in the country and has already gained insights in the first two games against the West Indies, where he surprised the opposing fighters with his additional speed.

Hasan believes that he can gradually improve his pace by maintaining his process both on and off the field.

“Actually, the whole thing is a process. Depending on what you do day in and day out, how much work you put in, how you maintain yourself, your pace will gradually pick up. It is very important to sustain yourself. « 

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