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NCL double hundred benefitted me on Test debut – Ariful


Ariful made 79 runs on his debut.

Ariful made 79 runs on his debut. © AFP

Bangladesh heart-order batsman Ariful Haque believes his maiden first-elegance double hundred helped him on his debut towards Zimbabwe. Bangladesh misplaced the two-Test collection opener towards Zimbabwe via 151 runs following two batting screw ups and it used to be best Ariful who regarded to bat with some objective on each events. Ariful made an unbeaten 41 within the first innings and adopted it with 38 runs to turn out his mettle below making an attempt cases on his debut that used to be imaginable in large part because of his exploits within the National Cricket League, nation’s conventional first-elegance match.

Ariful got here into the limelight in 2006-07 when he struck his maiden first-elegance century in his first yr within the NCL however by no means actually took off. His laborious-hitting talent helped him earn a place within the shorter codecs nevertheless it took a large 231 runs for Rangpur towards Rajshahi to after all earn a choice-as much as the Test squad. “Of course, my runs in National Cricket League (NCL) has benefited me. My confidence has been improved after smashing 200 (231 runs) in NCL. As a result, I have done well in my batting in the last Test in Sylhet,” Ariful instructed newshounds on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday.

“Actually the first Test has gone well that boosted my confidence. Bowlers in international level will not give balls to hit easily and so you have to wait in that way. A different thought process need to be implemented and probably there is some change in my thinking as well,” he stated. “I had a dream of playing Tests and now my aim is to play across all formats.”

Ariful stated that being provide within the dressing room in spite of now not taking part in gave him a firsthand revel in of taking a better take a look at his workforce pals forward of his debut. “It’s true that despite not playing all the matches, staying with the national team was a great experience for me. Sharing the same dressing room with the big players helped me learn so much. When senior players shared their experience it helped me in international matches,” stated Ariful.

“Now I wish to play across the formats. It’s not in my hand which match I will play and which match I will not. But I will mentally be prepared for it. Everybody will be unhappy if one doesn’t get chance to play after getting into the squad. I have no authority over it.”

Ariful additionally added that he’s ready to bat with the tail-enders as that used to be the case in NCL as smartly. “I always bat with the tail-enders in Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) and National Cricket League (NCL). You have to play four balls. Actually you can’t expect more from them. They also try to give me strike. May be I will play 4-5 balls and give them one or two,” he famous.

Ariful, who is understood to be a medium pacer and used to be taken into the aspect as a 2d seam bowler, stated he’s at all times able to bowl if the location calls for and is finding out a trick or two to excel on this division as smartly. “I am also working on my bowling,” he identified. “If it had been my favoured wicket, I could have also bowled. I have to bowl well in domestic circuit. If I could do well in BPL, I will then get more chance to bowl for the national team,” stated Ariful including that they don’t seem to be going through any further power in spite of shedding the outlet sport.

According to Ariful the presence of Mustafizur Rahman could have an enormous affect on the collection-deciding closing sport scheduled at Dhaka from November 11. “There is no pressure on us. Our main bowler [Mustafizur] did not play the match and we should win when he comes back.”

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