On Sunday, July 31, Bangladesh all-rounder Mossadek Hossain said that he had never thought he could take five wickets in a T20 match.
On Sunday in Harare, Mossadek took his first five-wicket haul in a T20 contest against Zimbabwe, helping them tie the three-match series. Along the way, he dispelled any concerns about his qualifications as a bowler in the shorter format, and he appears to be a strong chance to keep his spot in the T20s even when the seniors return.
Mossadek, who made his international debut in the series at home against Sri Lanka in 2022 after being dropped from the national team in 2019, paid back the selection committee’s trust in his abilities as a batsman and a four-over bowler in the shortest format.
We weren’t expecting him to grab five wickets, but given that he frequently bowls at the domestic level, we are always sure that he can complete his four-over quota. Habibul Bashar, a member of the BCB selection panel, said of him, “He doesn’t have that much turn, but he recognises his strengths and can bowl in the same area while attempting too many things.
Mossadek first made the team based on his strong achievements in the List A competition of the previous Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, when he scored 658 runs and claimed 16 wickets in 15 matches for Abahani Limited.
Mossadek expressed his happiness at picking up his first five-wicket haul and claimed that he is honoured to share the greatest bowling stats record with none other than Shakib Al Hasan. Only Arafat Sunny and Mustafizur Rahman have taken five wickets in a T20 aside from the two.
Since everyone is aware that Shakib bhai is a legend, there isn’t much to say about him. The fact that I have the same economy and five wickets as he has in T20s makes me feel lucky.
“I just wanted to end it on a nice note and it ultimately occurred. It might have been 19 runs or 21 runs. He said, “I am quite pleased with the team’s performance, and I was only thinking about bowling dot balls.
“My main goal was to bowl dot balls; I did not bowl for five wickets. Maybe I get paid for bowling in the appropriate spots. I am in excellent spirits and never imagined that I would take five wickets. I simply followed my strategy. I’ll bowl first, and we’ll start our attack by spin bowling, the management told me,” he stated.
I’ve previously stated that whenever I am handed the ball, I don’t consider myself to be an occasional bowler since I always want to take charge and perform like a primary bowler. If you look, you will notice that the wicket did not provide the bowlers with much assistance,” he remarked.
“When the captain handed me the ball, all I could think about was stopping the flow of runs since they scored over 200 runs in the last game, so our objective was to limit them to 160 to 170 runs, and that was the only plan I am having because it would have been beneficial for the team.
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