File pic of Mustafizur Rahman.© AFP
Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman has intimated he might not return to Test cricket as he wants to choose and select between three codecs to extend his worldwide profession. Mustafizur final performed a Test match for his nationwide crew in February 2021 in a house sequence in opposition to South Africa. He then opted out of red-ball cricket after the BCB determined to introduce format-wise contracts. Subsequently, he has missed the one-off Test in opposition to Zimbabwe and two-match sequence in opposition to Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa and is unlikely to play the longest format once more.
Mustafizur has now mentioned that he’s prepared to talk to the board in an effort to clarify his stance on opting out of Test cricket.
“I will clear my position regarding playing Test cricket to Bangladesh Cricket Board if they want to know about it. What I see is that my seniors spoke with the BCB president (regarding playing and not playing certain formats) and I will also talk with the board president…although he is well aware about the whole situation. BCB never forced me in this regard (playing Test cricket) and I don’t have a red-ball contract,” ICC web site quoted Mustafizur Rahman as saying.
Mustafizur additional defined why he has adopted a pick-and-choose coverage, stating that it’s going to assist him lengthen his worldwide profession.
“For me staying healthy is important. If I want to give my services to the Bangladesh team for a long time, then staying fit is important and to remain fit I feel the best way is to pick and choose between three formats,” mentioned Rahman.
“I chose my format taking my success into consideration and according to records my success in T20s and ODIs is more and that is the reason I am focusing on these two formats. In the world, a lot of cricketers are choosing formats to prolong their careers. A team cannot be formed depending on one specific player,” he added.
In his worldwide profession, Mustafizur has performed 14 Test matches and bagged 30 wickets. He has additionally performed 74 ODIs and 63 T20Is, choosing up 131 and 87 wickets respectively.
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