Published:  01:07 AM, 11 September 2018

'Will come back based on domestic performance'

'Will come back based on domestic performance'

Wicket-keeper batsman Anamul Haque Bijoy said that he is disappointed not to grab his chances in the national ODI set-up as he failed to make his mark on his return but added that he is eyeing to make a comeback after performing consistently at the domestic cricket.

Anamul, known to be one of the most liked cricketers of skipper Mashrafee bin Mortaza, had been given a long run in the national team after he returned to the team for the tri-nation at home comprising Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Anamul was drafted in the ODI squad despite carrying a poor form with the bat as per the insistence of Mashrafee in the tour of West Indies but failed to make a cut after he failed again in the Caribbean.  

''I worked so hard, face 4 to 5 thousands ball before going in a tour only to do something good for myself and so from the expectation point of view surely I would say I am disappointed,'' said Anamul.

''Look, I'm an young man, I'm not 30 or 35,'' he said. ''From that point of view I think a lot about making a comeback,'' he said.''Last 3 or 4 years, I have scored three thousand runs and that is the reason why they called me back (back in January),'' he said.

 ''I need to be prepared because no one knows when some opportunity will rise suppose If somebody get injured or got out of form, then i need to be ready to perform,'' he said.''I played last ODI matches for Bangladesh, if i would have score some runs, like a fifty or two, then I would have stayed in the team,'' he said,

''Now that I m out of the national team, I have to score runs in the domestic league so that whenever I  get my next chance I can seize it with both hands,'' he added. Anamul added that his failure to make a good start on his comeback was the major reason behind failure to capture the opportunity. 

''I started back to 2012, started scoring some runs and got my first ODI ton very early. After that I did not score big runs for quite a few matches, but after some time I did score big runs in the Asia cup. 

''It actually depends on how you start your career as a batsman. You will see some Bangladesh cricketer started well and played for the national team for two-three even ten years,'' he said.

''Those who did not get start they wanted, after some times they get a chance to prove them self. My start in the international cricket was fantastic. when I had to re-start after 2-3 years, I did not start well this time around. That's why I feel start is important.

" I played in the Tri nation series back in January. I had that opportunity to start well, but I could not capitalize. That put some extra pressure on me to perform well in the West Indies series,'' he said.

''If I had start well then it would have been easy for me. I started well back in 2012, but now, in 2018 my start wasn't very good,'' he said. ''This time if I would have tighten up small things in my batting, result would have been different. If I would transfer my 30s to 70 or 80 and my 20s to 50s, then it would have helped my team and myself as well,'' he added.

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