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Musfik takes inspiration from Tigers’ pace unit

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  • 9 June, 2023 12:00 AM
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Musfik takes inspiration from Tigers’ pace unit
Pacer Musfik Hasan bowls during a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday. – TANVIN TAMIM

Uncapped pacer Musfik Hasan reveals that he gets inspiration from the Bangladesh pace bowling unit and wants to deliver his best upon his getting chance in the one-off Test against Afghanistan.
The 20-year-old pacer has recently received his maiden call in the national team for the upcoming Test series against Afghanistan, scheduled to be played in Mirpur on June 14-18.
Musfik is the fifth pacer in the Bangladesh line-up which already has pacers like Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam.
In recent times, Bangladesh pacers did exceptionally well and enjoyed great success across all formats of the game and Musfik took his motivation from their successes that helped the Tigers earn some memorable victories in some of these matches.
“I take inspiration from the Bangladesh pacers,” Musfik told reporters in Mirpur on Thursday adding that he follows South African pacer Kagiso Rabada.
Musfik, who represented Bangladesh in the last year’s ICC U-19 World Cup, had performed superbly in the domestic circuit and took 49 wickets in just 13 matches at a strike rate of 38.8.
He claimed five wickets in three innings against West Indies A in a three-match unofficial Test series in Sylhet and his consistent performance made him way in the national set-up.
“I think I have played well in first-class cricket and that’s the reason why I get called up in the national team,” he said.
“I was in the HP Unit last year. I worked hard on my fitness and bowling…The way I bowled in the NCL, BCL, I will be looking to bowl in the same way in the national team.
“I really enjoy bowling in Test cricket. I will definitely try to do well (against Afghanistan),” he concluded.